The Minnesota Department of Commerce and Department of Health are warning Minnesotans about COVID-19 contact tracing text scams that have arisen in recent weeks.
Contact tracing is a key tool used by Public Health employees to slow the spread of an infectious disease. Public Health workers contact those who have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 by phone, not text.
The scam texts ask recipients to download software. Don’t click on the link attached within the text message.
To learn more about this scam, click here: https://mn.gov/commerce/media/news/?id=17-433851