It is unfortunate during any crisis situation that there are criminals that take advantage of people. Scammers will use any opportunity to separate you from your hard-earned money.
There are some easy ways for you to protect yourself from being a victim of a scam. Being skeptical and suspicious about unsolicited calls or emails is a start. If you have older family members of friends, look out for them and educate them about scams. Lets all work together to put scammers out of business.
If you are victim of a scam contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2600.
The Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) has additional information on COVID-19 scams.
You can also file a complaint with the FTC here: