The state Attorney General’s Office reminds residents to be on the lookout for scam artists taking advantage of the current Coronavirus emergency to find new victims.

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg says other states have already seen scams using the Coronavirus, including a report of a scam involving a supposed automatic credit or bank charge for a Coronavirus test kit. He says scammers claim the fee can only be canceled and refunded if the intended victim will “verify” their account information and mailing address. When in doubt request extra verification, ask more questions and contact the state Division of Consumer Protection.

More information and tips on how to avoid being scammed during this time can be found on the Attorney General’s website.