Georgetown County citizens should be wary of any solicitations trying to use anxiety over the coronavirus COVID-19 to sell products, access their personal information or assist a family member in trouble.

One couple was contacted recently by a scammer claiming their granddaughter had been arrested and asking them to send money immediately to keep her from being put in jail and exposed to coronavirus. Other scams have involved coronavirus safety kits, COVID-19 testing kits and other healthcare services. Any solicitation using fear of the coronavirus as a sales tool should be viewed as irregular.

If you have questions about any coronavirus solicitation, call Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at (843) 546-5102.