Alberta Health Services is warning the public about a phone scam that is circulating linked to COVID-19.
They have received reports of people receiving phone calls from someone posing as a nurse and telling the person on the other end of the phone that they have tested positive for the coronavirus. The caller then proceeds to ask for credit card information to pay for medications to treat the virus.
Alberta Health Services have stated that this is not their practice and they will never ask for any form of payment over the phone. They are urging anyone who receives this type of call to hang up and report the crime to their local police non-emergency line.
The Better Business Bureau is also reminding the public to be cautious. They say it's important to be vigilant in these trying times as scammers will often take advantage of the public's vulnerability and anxiety.
The BBB says that fake charities, fraudulent health products, and websites pretending to sell products that are in high demand are some of the scams that are currently circulating.
They are reminding the public to use their best judgement and only buy products from trusted sources.