The Federal Trade Commission and other agencies have warned consumers to watch out for scammers exploiting the crisis.
Be suspicious of messages claiming to be from your creditors, employer or charities. Even clicking on what you believe to be a list of safety precautions can install malware on your computer.
Don’t respond to emails or phone calls directly; instead, use a number or email address you know is accurate, like the contact information on a creditor’s or charity’s website.
If you have elderly friends or relatives, know that they may be targets for scammers. Discussing possible scams can both inform them and ease the isolation that might lead them to engage with scammers.
If you are seeking information on the coronavirus, navigate directly to trustworthy sites like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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