Fraudsters are capitalizing on taking advantage of people through coronavirus-related robocall scams, according to a new poll.
A recent survey from retirement community company Provision Living indicates scammers are using the health crisis to go after people’s money.
Results from the poll shows:
- 65% of adults polled say they receive at least one robocall per day.
- 91% of respondents say robocalls are becoming more common.
- 20% of adults surveyed say they have received a robocall or text about coronavirus.
- 23% of people polled say they have seen an increase in robocalls since the COVID-19 outbreak.
Of the coronavirus-related robocalls, 22% of people say the calls are about treatment claims, 18% say the calls focus on financial relief, 18% reported they were about free COVID-19 testing and 15% of adults surveyed said they received a call or text about a scammer claiming to be from the IRS to talk about their stimulus check.
In addition to virus-related scams, the most common types of robocalls are those claiming to be with the Social Security Administration (39%), the IRS (38%), travel companies (36%) and debt collectors (33%), according to the survey.
The poll surveyed 4,038 people between March 10-14 and April 28-30.
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