Latest bulletin from FBI shares cyber-security dangers associated with COVID-19 themed attacks

FBI Sees Rise in Fraud Schemes Related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic … Scammers are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money, your personal information, or both. Protect yourself and do your research before clicking on links purporting to provide information on the virus; donating to a charity online or through social media; contributing to a crowdfunding campaign; purchasing products online; or giving up your personal information in order to receive money or other benefits. The FBI advises you to be on the lookout for the following: (1) Fake CDC Emails (2) Phishing Emails (3) Counterfeit Treatments

Fraudulent attacks may also claim to be related to:

1. Charitable contributions
2. General financial relief
3. Airline carrier refunds
4. Fake cures and vaccines
5. Fake testing kits