Public Safety Concerns
Learn more about the Greensboro Police Department’s response to COVID-19. Preferred language option available in the top right corner of the webpage.
Any changes in service do not impact their call responses to emergency situations. The Greensboro Police Department remains committed to provide essential services to the citizens of Greensboro as we all work through this difficult situation. Call 911 to report a crime or emergency. For non-emergency situations, call 336-373-2222.
Scammers are using this opportunity to take advantage of people, using recorded messages about Coronavirus treatments, testing, and work-at-home schemes. Don’t feel pressured into responding. Here are some tips to protect you and keep scammers at bay:
- Hang up on recorded or automatic calls. Don’t press any numbers.
- Ignore online offers for vaccinations and home test kits. Scammers are trying to get you to buy products that aren’t proven to treat or prevent the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) — online or in stores. At this time, there also are no FDA-authorized home test kits for the Coronavirus. Visit the FDA to learn more.
- Fact-check information. Scammers, and sometimes well-meaning people, share information that hasn’t been verified. Before you pass on any messages, contact trusted sources. Visit What the U.S. Government is Doing for links to federal, state and local government agencies.
- Know who you’re buying from. Online sellers may claim to have in-demand products, like cleaning, household, and health and medical supplies when, in fact, they don’t.
- Don’t respond to texts and e-mails about checks from the government. The details are still being worked out. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.
- Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. They could download viruses onto your computer or device.
- Watch for e-mails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts saying they have information about the virus. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
- Do your homework when it comes to donations, whether through charities or crowdfunding sites. Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.