We have not had any reported Coronavirus (COVID-19) cyber scams but we wanted to make people aware that scammers will use every event to take your money.
Please remain vigilant and take the following precautions as recommended by the US Cybersecurity and Infrastrucutre Agency (CISA):
- Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments. See Using Caution with Email Attachments and Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Scams for more information.
- Use trusted sources—such as legitimate, government websites—for up-to-date, fact-based information about COVID-19.
- Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.
- Verify a charity’s authenticity before making donations. Review the Federal Trade Commission’s page on Charity Scams for more information.
As always, if they ask for a GIFT CARD it’s a SCAM.