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A contact tracer asked for my Social Security Number or other confidential information. Should I share it?

There’s no reason a legitimate contact tracer would need your Social Security, bank account, or credit card number. They also should not ask for a payment or your immigration status. Beware of anyone asking for this information who claims to be a contact tracer. Do not share such information or click on any links in emails or texts from them. To learn more about how to identify these scams, see: Help COVID-19 contact tracers, not scammers.

Last updated August 12, 2020
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