Scammers are taking advantage of fears around the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Scammers are taking
advantage of fears around the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Be alert for fake
websites that sell bogus products, phishing emails pretending to be from the
World Health Organization (WHO) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), and emails and social media posts related to awareness and prevention
tips or donations for victims. A few tips to stay safe include:
Go directly to reliable sources, such as
the CDC or WHO website, for information.
Verify emails are legitimate before
clicking links or opening attachments.
Ignore online offers for vaccinations,
prevention, or treatments.
Only donate to reputable, known
charities and research charities and crowdfunding sites before donating.