Every day there are new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The United States has been affected with millions of cases and thousands of deaths. Scammers, unfortunately, see this pandemic as the perfect opportunity to pray on that fear, scamming people out of thousands of dollars. Their go-to scam is to send phishing emails that claim all sorts of things like “new” or “updated” data, the secret to surviving the pandemic, donations, emergency emails, and more!
The following tips can help prevent you from falling victim to a scam:
- If an email sounds too good to be true, chances are it’s a scam.
- Never click on a link or attachment from an email you weren’t expecting.
- Visit the World Health Organization website (https://www.who.int/) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/) to receive accurate information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).