RiverStone Health warns of fraudulent COVID-19 calls | Local News

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Yellowstone County Health Officer John Felton is shown at an August 3 press conference updating the COVID-19 situation.

Yellowstone County residents should be wary of possible fraudsters calling under the guise of being public health officials, according to an announcement from RiverStone Health.

The announcement made in a press release issued Friday is one of several cautions made by local and state officials about the rise in scam artists looking to take advantage of the epidemic.

“Phone calls from RiverStone Health contact tracers are not recorded or automated messages,” the announcement read. “If RiverStone Health contact tracers are unable to reach someone, they will leave a message identifying themselves and providing their direct phone number at RiverStone Health in Billings. RiverStone Health contact tracers don’t tell people to call the state or the local information line.”

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