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Police warn about COVID-19 phone scams

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(WSIL) -- The Perryville Missouri police department has received multiple reports of scams related to COVID-19.

According to police, scammers are claiming they are with the "coronavirus relief fund" and tell callers they have qualified for a grant, but they need your personal information in order for you to get the money.

Police say always be cautious of calls that try to get your financial and personal information.

"Your date of birth, your banking information, those things, do not give out over the phone. You can ask them for a call back number, you can call the Better Business Bureau to see if that number is linked to any scams," says Perryville Police Corporal Jeri Cain.

If you receive a call like this, report the phone number to police or you can also contact federal trade commission online.

Maya Skinner

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