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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Warning Arizonans Of COVID-19 Phone Scam

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning Arizonans of a phone scam involving COVID-19 test results.

They’re just calling tens of thousands of people, saying they have the results, and they know that people are scared, people are anxious, people are waiting to get their results,” Brnovich said. “And so, someone will call and say, ‘oh, we’ll give you your results but we need your bank account information, we need this information.’”

Brnovich said his office has received 650-700 consumer complaints concerning COVID-19. He noted that most providers send results via email or to an online patient portal, and to be wary of anyone calling you with that information.

Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.