Coronavirus Information Center

Scammers are taking advantage of our fears during the coronavirus pandemic. Officials around the country warn that these unscrupulous people are sending fake text messages.

Some claim the recipient came into contact with a COVID-19 infected individual and need to self-isolate, while others try getting the person to turn over their stimulus money.

“If you receive a text message like the one pictured, DO NOT click the link!” said a Facebook post from the Thomaston Police Department in Maine, adding, “It is not a message from any official agency. It is however a gateway for bad actors to find their way into your world.”

The Better Business Bureau has shared the top six coronavirus scams along with tips to help you identify and avoid them. To learn more about the reported scams, click here.

Thomaston Police Department

Good Thursday morning! Wash, rinse, repeat... good for washing your... hands or your grungies, not so great when you start off with cloudiness... But we hold out hope for a little face time with the Sun. Look for partly sunny skies with high in the mid-40's...again.