BEND, OR -- The COVID-19 Pandemic has attracted scammers trying to take your money. Danielle Kane at the Better Business Bureau says scammers rely on fear and confusion. She also says scammers are well aware of what is being reported on the news and know what gets people’s attention. Kane says they use email, text messages and Facebook. She says scammers also will often identify themselves as being from well-known organizations or agencies like the IRS, Social Security or the CDC. Kane says none of those agencies will ever contact you by phone, email or social media.