Scam artists have found many ways during the coronavirus pandemic to try and con people out of their money or personal information.

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a new text message claiming to offer $1,200 for participation in a local COVID study.

“We have heard from consumers that there’s a text message going around that says if you participate in the study, you’ll earn $1,200,” said Melanie Duquesnel, president and CEO of eastern Michigan Better Business Bureau. “Now there are lots of reputable survey companies out there that do pay people for their involvement. The difficulty is that you cannot, through a text message, determine if they’re a reputable company.”

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