Emi Calixto warns Pasay residents about fake contact tracers
Legitimate tracers would never ask for bank details nor try to sell you any products.
Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano warned Pasay residents about fraudsters posing as contact tracers of the government, giving residents a COVID-19 scare to hopefully dupe them into giving away personal information.
“The DILG has received reports that several individuals have been posing as Contact Tracers and are extracting personal information from target victims, such as bank account and credit card details. They are also selling or are trying to sell something, such as, but not limited to, rapid test kits, and are offering assistance to facilitate swabbing and promising to get the results immediately,” the politiko said in an advisory.
How do you set them apart? The politiko gave this rule of thumb: “Genuine contact tracers properly introduce themselves, the office they are from or represent, and ask for information about close contacts that a confirmed COVID-19 case has been with, including the places they have been to and when. They never ask for personal financial information and will never sell products or services.”
Don’t be fooled!