Avoiding COVID-19 Scams

These resources inform you about phishing and other attacks that take advantage of the uncertainty and fear in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • AARP:Off-site link Be wary of people pushing products or stocks that promise a cure.
  • Bankrate:Off-site link Watch out for these three types of coronavirus scams.
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau/Mobile banking:Off-site link Read safety tips on mobile banking and mobile payments.
  • Consumer Reports:Off-site link Take these steps to avoid coronavirus phishing scams.
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC):Off-site link Ignore emails claiming to be from the CDC; ignore online offers for vaccinations.
  • Microsoft:Off-site link Learn what Microsoft is doing to fight coronavirus phishing attacks, and what you can do to protect yourself.
  • U.S. Secret Service:Off-site link Watch out for phishing scams posing as medical or health providers, charity scams on social media.
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:Off-site link Beware internet and social media promotions claiming that products or services “prevent, detect, or cure coronavirus” and that the stock of providing companies will increase in value.