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The Newton Police Department continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation around the nation and state. We have become aware of coronavirus-related scams in other communities. It is terrible that people prey on fear. Still, we see this during and after every natural disaster and emergency crisis. Unfortunately, it is only a matter of time before someone reaches into the Newton community and attempts to take advantage of the uncertainty associated with this pandemic.
The Newton Police Department offers a few tips to help you protect yourself from these scams.
If you believe you have are a victim of a scam, or that there was an attempt to scam you, please contact the Newton Police Department at 641-791-0850. We encourage you to check in on vulnerable friends and family. Social distance – wash your hands – please do not panic – and don’t hoard supplies or groceries. We are here for you 24/7 – together we will get through this as a stronger community.