ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Officials in Howard County say there has been an increase in online extortion scams, including insurance fraud scams, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The scams come in many forms, like fake, low-cost corona insurance, additional Medicare coverage, worthless travel insurance and phony policy cancellation notices.

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Anyone who think they fell victim to a scam can report it to the county’s consumer protection office.

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CBS Baltimore Staff