Consumer Alert: COVID-19 Contact Tracing Scam


From Assemblymember Todd Gloria: Scammers are at it again. Their latest scam is to pose as COVID-19 contact tracers. These scammers are contacting Californians by phone, e-mail and text. To avoid falling victim to this scam, the California Department of Justice offers some tips and precautions:

  • Real contact tracers will only ask you about your medical symptoms and the people you may have been in contact with.
  • Real contact tracers will never ask for your Social Security number, financial or health insurance information.
  • Real contact tracers will not ask about your immigration status.

If someone claiming to be a contact tracer asks for any kind of financial information or tries to charge you money, it is a scam! If you believe you have been the victim or target of a scam related to COVID-19, please immediately file a complaint at

For more information on how to protect yourself from scams, please visit the Attorney General’s COVID-19 Consumer website. If you have any questions about this or any other state government matter, please contact my office at (619) 645-3090 or

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