Illinois State Police warn of coronavirus text scam

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Monday, July 13, 2020
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The Illinois State Police are getting the word out about a texting scam that involves COVID-19.

State Police posted an alert to their Instagram page that included a screenshot of the text. It said, "Someone who came in contact with you tested positive or has shown symptoms for COVID-19 & recommends you self-isolate/get tested. More at (link)."

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ISP said anyone who receives a text message like this should not click on the link. It is not a message from any official agency.

The alert was originally from the Palos Park Police Department, State Police said.

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