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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – MARCH 19, 2020
As the country enters into a new era with the COVID-19, another door opens for scammers who are willing to take advantage of you and your pocketbook. The scams are rampant with more on the way as people, institutions and governments become more economically disadvantaged.
The easiest vehicle for scammers is through email and the internet, though some are coming through text messages. The distribution method will continue to grow, most likely expanding into social media and other marketing sites. Everyone needs to take a moment and examine all electronic correspondences to verify they are legitimate and appear to be authentic. Take the time to look at the sender’s information and the source. When unsure, don’t respond even if it appears to be someone you think you may know. Choose another avenue to get in touch with those contacting you and don’t respond or open the email you just received.
Some of the more common scams you may see are as follows:
In general DO NOT click on any link(s) you are unfamiliar with as you don’t know what or where it may take you even if it looks legitimate. Disregard the email and seek an alternate avenue for the information you seek. Obtain COVID-19 information from trusted sights such as:
As always take safeguards to protect yourself and your critical information. It’s a big internet out there and someone wants your hard earned money or personal information. Don’t give them the opportunity to take it from you!