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Learn how to detect
and avoid
the latest COVID-19 scams while keeping your family safe and healthy in 2021

COVID-19 Scams

Free online public education session
Attend this virtual session to:

  • discover how scammers are using COVID-19 to take advantage of unsuspecting victims over the phone, online, and even at your doorstep
  • learn to detect possible scammers posing as contact tracers, government officials, and valid testers or vaccine manufacturers 
  • hear how scammers capitalize on the situation to obtain your personal financial information and payment 
  • learn who to trust during these uncertain times
Deputy Mays of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office will share insights into the latest coronavirus scams impacting our community during this virtual event sponsored by LWR CERT in conjunction with MCSO. You’ll also hear how you can help your neighbors in times of crisis such as after a hurricane. 
Click below to register to receive instructions and login for this VIRTUAL event.
Due to the pandemic and social distancing, LWR CERT has turned our popular in-person Hurricane Preparedness presentation into an online video available free on our YouTube channel or by clicking the graphic and link below.

Emergencies and disasters happen.  Even in paradise.

This video can help you prepare.

Hurricane Preparedness during the Pandemic

Online Video
Learn about extreme weather threats in Florida and what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe. We’ll cover the evacuate-or-stay decision, how to prepare if you choose to evacuate or go to a shelter and how to prepare to shelter at home. This 25-minute video focuses on preparations you need to make for the 2020 Hurricane Season amid Coronavirus concerns.