Coronavirus Advice for Consumers
AVOID CORONAVIRUS SCAMS
- Don’t respond to texts, emails or calls about checks from the government. Here’s what you need to know.
- Ignore offers for vaccinations and home test kits. Scammers are selling products to treat or prevent COVID-19 without proof that they work.
- Be wary of ads for test kits. Most test kits being advertised have not been approved by the FDA, and aren’t necessarily accurate.
- Hang up on robocalls. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from low-priced health insurance to work-at-home schemes.
- Watch for emails claiming to be from the CDC or WHO. Use sites like coronavirus.gov and usa.gov/coronavirus to get the latest information. And don’t click on links from sources you don’t know.
- Do your homework when it comes to donations. Never donate in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money.
As the COVID-19 situation unfolds, we encourage you to stay up-to-date on the latest developments by visiting the National CDC website, and the New Mexico Department of Health website, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services . But we also suggest turning off the news, too, and tuning in to Scripture or other uplifting things (Philippians 4:8)
Update - May 14, 2020 from Bishop Hunn & Father Alex
Dear sisters and brothers of St. Francis,
In addition to the Bishop's video, I want to say on behalf of our Vestry (1) that we miss you, and are so grateful for every opportunity we have had to connect; (2) that we are diligently planning how we can meet your spiritual needs and honor God by helping to protect the life and health of every person; and (3) that we want to hear from you. If you have questions, comments, are struggling financially or spiritual, or just need to talk with someone, please don't hesitate to be in touch by phone, 505-896-1999, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hang in there. We'll stay in touch; please do the same. God bless you.
Our Diocesan Coronavirus Response Website: https://drgresponds.squarespace.com/