United Way, PA 211 offer text service to provide
reliable covid-19 information
By: Tom Davidson
Those with questions about covid-19 and the state and national response to the pandemic can sign up for a new text messaging service that will provide verified information to participants.
The campaign was launched by the United Way of Pennsylvania and PA 211. It includes fraud prevention tips, information about the federal stimulus package and state resources that can help people who are struggling.
To participate, text PACOVID to 898-211.
“CARES Act financial relief will be important to many PA households, but we recognize that now is also a time when scammers are actively trying to confuse Americans who understand that individual payments are coming to many, but don’t understand exactly how or when this will happen,” United Way of Pennsylvania President Kristen Rotz said in a statement.
”We are using the PACOVID texting campaign to get accurate, verified information to Pennsylvanians about how the individual payments will flow, and to prevent fraud,” she said. “The PACOVID texting campaign will push timely, verified information to subscribers throughout the covid-19 crisis.”
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Tom Davidson is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tom at 724-226-4715, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .