Beware of COVID-19 Online Scams

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information, using fake vendors advertising the availability of products in short supply, or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. Exercise caution in handling any email with a COVID-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink, and be wary of social media pleas, texts, or calls related to COVID-19. Avoid clicking on links within 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. Go directly to trusted vendor sites to purchase supplies.  Avoid clicking on the links found within emails claiming to be from these suppliers. Do not reveal personal or financial information in an email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.

Categories: Corona Virus