Scam Prevention

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

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San Diego County District Attorney

Call (619) 531-3507

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  • The San Diego District Attorney’s website has a special section devoted to COVID-19 Scams. 
  • If you learn of suspected price gouging within San Diego County, please report this activity to the San Diego District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Unit Hotline at (619) 531-3507.
  • If you or someone you know has been the victim of a scam related to COVID-19, whether by phone, text, email, social media, or some other means, please contact the District Attorney’s Office.

 

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

Call (800) 411-7343

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  • Callers may be receiving scam calls about their services being disconnected due to payment issues; however, SDG&E has suspended service disconnections for nonpayment
  • Call the SDG&E Customer Contact Center if you are suspicious about any coronavirus-related emails or calls you receive from people claiming to be with SDG&E
  • For tips on how to spot a scam, click here

 

Social Security Administration (SSA)

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  • The SSA is staying proactive to ensure that both you and your assets are protected during this time by helping people recognize warning signs of potential social security scams related to COVID-19, such as threats of benefit suspension or discontinuation. 
  • To learn more, visit ssa.gov

 

Alzheimer’s San Diego

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