Beware of calls asking if anyone in your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19

A reader contacted The VOICE to inform us of what they suspect is a scam after their mother received a phone call in Punjabi from a man asking her if anyone in her household had been diagnosed with COVID-19. 

When their mother said no, “the man said that they could have a team of people that could come to her home to check and asked [her] for her address,” the reader said.  
“Luckily my mom didn’t believe them and hung up the phone, but I worry that this kind of phone call (especially with them speaking in Punjabi) could result in something more serious for someone.  While in most cases, these scam calls don’t lead to someone actually going to one’s home, often it results in credit card information being given out for some kind of payment,” the reader added.