BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Officials in Maryland are warning residents about a rise in scams amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh hosted a virtual town hall Friday. He said the most common scams are sent via email, social media or text.READ MORE: 28-Year-Old Man Missing From Rosedale
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Frosh said fraudsters tend to go after the personal information of people looking for COVID-19 services.READ MORE: Parts Of Broening Highway In Dundalk Will Be Repaved By The End Of May
Senator Chris Van Hollen blamed the spike in scams on people being home more.
He also discussed what the federal government is doing to stop them, including more funding to screen COVID-19 products, helping to educate people, and fighting for victims.MORE NEWS: Lawyers Don't Seek Trial Delay In Capital Gazette Shooting Case