FBI sees rise in COVID-19 fraud schemes

Three of the most prevalent scams and how to avoid them.

A recent FBI alert warns consumers and businesses about coronavirus (COVID-19)-related schemes to steal money and personal information.

The agency cites three of the most prevalent scams and how to avoid them:

1. Fake CDC emails

Watch out for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or other organizations offering information about the virus.

Don’t click links or open attachments you do not recognize. Fraudsters can use links in emails to deliver malware to your computer to steal personal information or to lock your computer and demand payment.

 

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