Brazilian authorities in the southern city of Joinville are warning residents to up their guard against fraudsters. The advice comes after three thieves posing as health workers working to wipe out the Zika virus entered a home and did a runner with cash and electronics.
Security camera footage obtained by the G1 news site shows two men wearing Brazilian army uniforms and a third wearing the white jacket of a health inspector. The report says they got into the home on Friday by stating they belonged to the city’s health inspection team.
There have been 220,000 soldiers mobilized nationwide to join 300,000 health workers in house-to-house searches in an attempt to eliminate possible breeding sites for the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the Zika virus.