There is nothing like a crisis to bring out con artists seeking to take advantage of the vulnerable and the unwary.
With the nation in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic, officials are warning of possible scams to bilk you out of money or steal your information.
The Pennsylvania State Police warned the public Tuesday to be vigilant.
“Scams are variations of age-old scams as far as sending money via gift cards or Western Union,” said Ryan Tarkowski, communications director for the Pennsylvania State Police’s headquarters in Harrisburg. “The scams a lot of the time don’t change. It’s just the circumstances around them.”
Here are some things to keep in mind to protect yourself, according to law enforcement and health officials.
Staff writer Katie Park contributed to this article.