Avoid Coronavirus Scams

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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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