Pandemic Related Scams are on the Rise
From malware-laden emails to fake donations, to scammers looking to take advantage of people waiting for stimulus checks, you need to be aware of scammers taking advantage during the current public health crisis.
Read more about coronavirus scams here.
There has also been a surge in criminal activity on mobile channels - from misinformation spread through chat groups, to malicious fake coronavirus tracking apps that can take control of your phone, and phony government relief scam texts. The following PDF infographic outlines some some of the types of scams you should be on the lookout for: Coronavirus Mobile Scam Alert
Just remember, be cautious and...
Never click on links from texts or emails you weren’t expecting.
Be wary of anything that triggers your emotions, good or bad.
Avoid clicking on links in WhatsApp or other channels.
Only trust reputable sources and if in doubt, verify.
Additional Fraud Awareness Information
Warning Signs: That's a SCAM!
The more educated we all are, the more aware you'll be if you happen to come across a scam or attempt of someone trying to steal your identity, finances, or other personal information.
Stay on top of all the recent scams reported to the FTC here.