The following is a reprint from the Office of Neighborhood Coordination September 8th Weekly eNews.
Contact Tracer Scams on the Upswing in Albuquerque – Be Alert!
Contact tracer scam attempts related to COVID-19 are on the uprise in Albuquerque and residents are asked to be aware. If you are called by someone claiming to be a contact tracer asking for certain personal information, be aware that a legitimate contact tracer WILL NOT ask for the following information:
- A credit card number
- A Social Security number
- Any type of payment
- Immigrant status
You may be asked for your date of birth to confirm your identity, however. If you’ve been contacted by a scammer, report it online to the Albuquerque Police Department immediately. You can file a report online at: https://www.cabq.gov/police/file-a-police-report-online