BALTIMORE – Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. is warning consumers to watch for insurance scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reports of pandemic-related fraud are increasing around the country. People posing as insurance agents or as representatives of a company are marketing fake health, life and travel insurance products, mostly over the telephone, through email or over the internet. These scammers usually try to solicit private information from individuals such as bank account information or credit card numbers.
“Marylanders should be aware and vigilant about this kind of fraudulent activity, which tends to rise in times of public distress,” Redmer said.
Consumers should be aware that anyone claiming to offer COVID-19-specific coverage, telehealth-only coverage or guaranteed access to testing may be engaged in fraud.
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