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Contact Tracing Versus Unknown Phone Numbers

peoplefinders Unknown Phone Numbers Hindering the Fight Against COVID-19? Calls From Contact Tracers Go Unanswered People don't answer calls from contact tracers because they don't know the number. Only 19% of Americans answer calls from unknown numbers, according to Pew Research. How Successful Are Contact Tracing Programs? Contact tracers make approximately three attempts to reach each known person who has been exposed to COVID-19. On average, 56% of exposed contacts are reached by contact tracers. About 70-80% of people who test positive for COVID-19 are reached by contact tracers Positive Host Exposed Contact In total, about 44% of all known exposures are not reached by For each set of contacts, only about 75% of their known exposures are successfully reached by contact tracers contact tracers *Based on contact tracing program data from Maryland, San Francisco and Austin Some Contact Tracing Calls Are Not What They Seem Scammers are impersonating contact tracers A global pandemic hasn't stopped criminals. Warnings about contact tracing scams have been issued by: UNITEDES RUSTIC FC MISS EPARTMENT RINIE OIG FCC Inspector General Department of Justice FTC FBI In 2020, COVID-19-related government imposters have stolen at least $7.27 million while also thwarting the efforts of legitimate contact tracers. How Do You Tell If It's a Contact Tracing Scam? V Look Up the Phone Number of Unknown Callers Many people are already doing this. Calls from contact tracers at health departments are 23% more likely to be answered than calls from independent contact tracers. V Watch for Red Flags Legitimate contact tracers will not ask for: Money Financial information Social Security Number Immigration status V Don't Click Suspicious Links A common scam is to send a text message asking you to download a contact tracing app or click on a link. This infects your device with malware, allowing criminals to access personal information. Keep yourself safe by looking up unknown phone numbers on People Finders Source: peoplefinders

Contact Tracing Versus Unknown Phone Numbers

shared by wursti on Mar 01
Contact tracing is a key tool to stopping the coronavirus pandemic. Teams of medical detectives notify people when they’ve been exposed to COVID-19. This can help each person avoid passing the virus...






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