Unfortunately, during times of crisis fraudsters often use the emergency to prey on people’s fears. The COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis has brought forth a number of fraudsters who are attempting to leverage the public’s fears as opportunities to scam financial institutions and consumers.
Recently, there has been an increase in scammers pretending to be associated with the World Health Organization (WHO). These criminals are not trying to help provide you with helpful information—they are taking advantage of the COVID-19 emergency by sending out fake messages in an attempt to steal money or personal information.
There’s a new phishing scam making its way through social media that you need to be aware of. If somebody sends you a link asking, 'Is this you in the video?', don’t click on it. Even if the message comes from someone you know, there is a possibility that the innocent looking link is actually malicious.
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