Protect Yourself – Coronavirus Scams
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reporting an increase in scams surrounding the Coronavirus. Be extra cautious when receiving calls from unknown numbers! Protect yourself against coronavirus scams.
Here is a list of tips from the FTC to stay safe and protect yourself against coronavirus scams:
- Don’t respond to texts, emails or calls about checks from the government. The details are still coming together.
- Ignore online offers for vaccinations and home test kits. There are no products proven to treat or prevent COVID-19 at this time.
- Hang up on robocalls. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from low-priced health insurance to work-at-home schemes.
- Watch for emails claiming to be from the CDC or WHO. Use sites like coronavirus.gov and usa.gov/coronavirus to get the latest information. And don’t click on links from sources you don’t know.
- Do your homework when it comes to donations. Never donate in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money.
For more information on scams happening during the COVID-19 Crisis, visit the FTC website.