Reports of Scam Text Messages Related to COVID-19
(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – The Sedgwick County Health Department has been notified of a potential scam related to COVID-19. Some residents have received text messages claiming to be the Sedgwick County Health Department. The message alerts the resident that they have come in contact with someone who has COVID-19. The resident is directed to fill out a survey at a link provided online.
This is a scam. Please note that the Health Department:
- First calls all potential close contacts of COVID-19 cases as part of infectious disease monitoring.
- Uses text messaging only after verbal permission from a close contact.
- Never asks for personal information in an online survey, such as social security number.
If a resident receives a scam text, please report it by taking a screen shot and sending it to email@example.com.