Jordan Culver, USA TODAY Published 8:22 p.m. ET March 23, 2020 CLOSE An epidemiologist answers the biggest questions she’s getting about coronavirus. WochitPolice and government officials nationwide are warning residents to be wary of potential coronavirus-related scams that target people gripped by fear during a global pandemic. U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Friday issued a statement “urging the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19.” Included in the statement were a list of potential schemes the Attorney General’s office is aware of, including phishing emails, malicious websites, and illegitimate or non-existent charities. Not mentioned in the list of potential schemes but circulating on social media is the threat of people in white lab coats approaching homes, pretending to be from a state’s health department or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Florida, the Daytona Beach Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office have both posted warnings about such a scam.You have questions about coronavirus: We’re answering them.“In reality, they’re attempting to rob the house once they get inside, sometimes by force,” the Daytona Beach Police Department wrote Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office told USA TODAY in an email that the department hasn’t made


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