HughesNet Community

Protect Yourself from COVID-19 Online Scams

Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Protect Yourself from COVID-19 Online Scams

Criminals are taking advantage of coronavirus concerns to mount new cyberattacks and phishing attempts. There has been an increase in “coronavirus” e-mails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites asking you to reveal sensitive information or donate to a bogus cause.


Remain vigilant and take precautions:


  • Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments.
  • Use trusted sources — such as the CDC website ( for up-to-date, fact-based information about COVID-19. Double check your sources.
    Be skeptical of unverified social media posts and watch for malicious or misguided misinformation.MicrosoftTeams-image (3).png











  • Do not reveal personal or financial information in e-mail or online, and do not respond to e-mail solicitations for this information.
  • Verify a charity’s authenticity before making donations. Refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s guidance on how to donate wisely by researching a charity and using a safer payment method.


(Wash your hands thoroughly.)


If you have a tech or billing question and need help, please start a new thread in the appropriate board. Unsolicited Private Messages may not get replies.

Slow performance? Click me!