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Protect Yourself from COVID-19 Online Scams

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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 (www.cdc.gov) for up-to-date, fact-based information about COVID-19. Double check your sources.
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  • 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.

-Liz

(Wash your hands thoroughly.)

 

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