Practice English Speaking&Listening with: U.S. Postal Inspection Service COVID Scams PSA

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Hi! Im Andrea Avery, United States Postal Inspector.

While most of us are focusing on social distancing and staying healthy,

scammers are out there focusing on taking your money through virus-related frauds.

I want you to know Postal Inspectors are out there working hard,

even now, to help bring these criminals to justice.

In the meantime, there are things you can do

to protect yourself and your loved ones

from falling victim to scams and frauds.

Here are a few tips:

Stay away from anyone saying

you can get your stimulus check expedited

or that you need to pay taxes to get your funds.

Be wary of offers for vaccines, pills, potions, lotions,

or other products that falsely claim to cure

or treat Coronavirus.

Stay informed by getting information from trusted,

reputable health authorities.

Don't click on links in emails

especially those that claim to be from

the Centers for Disease Control or the World Health Organization.

Be aware of charity scams.

Check out the charity before you donate,

and only contribute to established organizations.

Visit the Postal Inspection Service website,,

for more information on scams or to report one.

Stay safe, and please take care of yourself, your families, and each other.

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