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Police warn people not to click on scam COVID-19 text messages

One police department is telling people to stay away from any type of message like this.
The Thomaston Police Department in Maine is warning people about apparently coronavirus scam text messages they might be receiving. (Thomaston Police Department)

THOMASTON, Maine (WLTX) — A police department is warning people about coronavirus scam text messages they might be receiving.

The Thomaston, Maine Police Department posted on Facebook about the problem. The post included a screenshot of a message that read, "someone who came in contact with you tested positive for symptoms of COVID-19 & recommends you self-isolate/get tested."

The message then gives a link for people to click on. Police say it's a scam.

"If you receive a text message like the one pictured below, DO NOT click the link! It is not a message from any official agency," the police wrote. "It is however a gateway for bad actors to find their way into your world."

"The virus is not the only invisible enemy. Be vigilant against all threats!"