Misinformation is spreading as fast as the virus itself. COVID-19 in Canada has spawned a new set of scams going around. The government is warning people about new scams and false claims to look out for related to the growing pandemic.\nThe Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has published a list of scams that are currently active. They are urging people to be aware of them during this period.\nMany of these scams or fraudulent claims are directly related to people's fears about COVID-19.\nThese include fraudsters claiming to be charities who are requesting money for victims, products, or research. The CAFC warns to always check that a charity is registered with the government.\nAnother frequent scam is people buying high-priced or low-quality items in bulk and then reselling them. Canadians are warned that these products could either be expired or hazardous to their health.\nPeople have also reported several scam calls they have received during this time. One of the most frequent is calls about having air ducts or filters cleaned.\nOthers prey on people's fears about COVID-19. Scam callers claiming to be from the World Health Organization will ask potential victims to pay for a list of people in their neighbourhood who have tested positive for the virus.\nCanadian Red Cross warns of fraudulent face mask offers via text, email and social media. DO NOT click the link! #COVID19 #PreventCyberCrime https://t.co/fm0DxpWpIt— VPDCybercrime Unit (@VPDCyberCrime) March 18, 2020\nSome scam callers claim to be from Health Canada and will tell people that they have tested positive for the virus in order to obtain health card and credit card numbers to claim a prescription.\nOne of the most common and reoccurring scams currently is from people claiming to be from Red Cross. They say they will provide masks to you if you make a donation.\nBe fraud aware! Watch out for common frauds & scams including new ones related to #COVID19 Be cautious about clicking links. Never share your personal info / provide banking details #medhat #FPM2020 https://t.co/M0QEbuRX3R pic.twitter.com/ZAthmDGQvJ— Medicine Hat Police Service (@medhatpolice) March 18, 2020\nHealth Canada also has a section on their page regarding prevention and risks about false and misleading claims.\nIn this section, they write "We have not approved any product to prevent, treat or cure COVID-19."\nThey also note that selling unauthorized products and making untrue claims about being able to cure or prevent COVID-19 is illegal.