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Twelve people recently contacted the Fairfield Health Department after being told they were exposed to COVID-19, which officials said were scam phone calls.

Tyler Sizemore / Hearst Connecticut Media

FAIRFIELD — After a recent scam involving contact tracing related to the COVID-19 pandemic, local health officials are reminding residents about the tracing process in the event of a possible exposure.

Fairfield Health Department officials said Monday they received 12 calls from Connecticut residents who were told to contact their agency about a COVID-19 exposure from Nov. 2 and Nov. 3. The Fairfield officials said they notified the state Department of Public Health about the calls.

Fairfield officials said none of the residents contacted were Fairfield residents, nor did they report spending any time in town. Officials said none of them were in the state ContaCT system.

The 12 individuals were all contacted by 800-319-7802 and told they had been exposed and to call the main number for the Fairfield Health Department to complete contract tracing. Officials said although there was no personal information requested during the calls, the number does not accept incoming calls and an internet search indicates the number has been…

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