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Author: Bea Ewing
Date: March 19, 2020
Avoid Coronavirus Scams

The world is vulnerable right now and unfortunately, scammers are taking full advantage of these weaknesses. Companies are peddling fake products to treat coronavirus, there is a huge spike in malware with coronavirus themed emails and apps, some are disguising themselves as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Here are a few tips to help you avoid such scams:e world is vulnerable right now and unfortunately scammers are taking full advantage of these weaknesses. Companies are peddling fake products to treat coronavirus, there is a huge spike in malware with coronavirus themed emails and apps, some are disguising themselves as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Here are a few tips to help you avoid such scams:

  • Don’t click on links you don’t know. It’s better to search for the source of the link yourself.
  • Ignore online offers and emails claiming to have treatments for coronavirus. Visit the CDC’s or WHO’S website for the most current information regarding the virus.
  • Research charities when it comes to making online donations.

Now is a time to slow down and pay attention to avoid unwanted malware and if you come across any suspicious claims, report them to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov.

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