Beware of COVID scams

Experts warn that cybercriminal activity (including online and phone scams) can be expected during times of crisis and uncertainty. Protect yourself from common scams, including:

  • Phishing Scams: Emails impersonating the World Health Organization, the CDC and other reputable sources
  • Job Scams: Fake job posts that ask you to fill out an application for non-existent positions, with the goal of collecting your personal information like name, birthday and Social Security information
  • Charity Scams: Fradulent charities asking for donations
  • False Information/Fake News: Websites and social media pages cybercriminals use to distribute false information and capitalize on panic
  • Robocalls: Calls from cybercriminals pretending to be government organizations, family members in distress, banks/credit card companies
  • Text Messages: Fake text messages claiming you have come in contact with someone who had COVID and directing you to fradulent links
  • Malware: Fraudulent links can install malware on your device. If you accidentally clicked on a link or and believe your computer has been infected by malware from a malicious link, contact
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