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FBI IS SEEING RISE IN COVID-19 FRAUD SCHEMES

A recent FBI alert warns consumers and businesses about coronavirus (COVID-19) related schemes to steal money and personal information. The agency sites three of the most prevalent scams and how to avoid them:

1. Fake CDC emails

Watch out for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or other organizations offering information about the virus. Don’t click links or open attachments you do not recognize. Fraudsters can use links in emails to deliver malware to your computer to steal personal information or to lock your computer and demand payment. Be wary of websites and apps claiming to track COVID-19 cases worldwide. Criminals are using malicious websites to infect and lock devices until they receive payment.

2. Phishing emails

Beware of phishing emails asking you to verify your personal information to receive an economic stimulus check from the government. Government agencies are not sending unsolicited emails seeking your private information to send you money. Phishing emails may also claim to be related to charitable contributions, general financial relief, airline carrier refunds, fake cures and vaccines, and fake testing kits.

3. Conterfeit treatments or equipment

Be cautious of anyone selling products that claim to prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19. Be alert to counterfeit products such as sanitizing products and personal protective equipment (PPE), including N95 respirator masks, goggles, full-face shields, protective gowns, and gloves. Visit cdc.gov/niosh for more information about unapproved or counterfeit PPE. Information is also available from the US Food and Drug Administration and the Enviromental Protection Agency.

The FBI advises several ways to practice good “cyber hygiene” and security measures:

  • Don’t open attachments or click links within emails from senders you don’t recognize.
  • Don’t provide your username, password, date of birth, social security number, financial data, or other personal information in response to an email or robocall.
  • Verify web addresses of legitimate websites and manually type them into your browser.
  • Check for misspellings or wrong domains within a link (i.e., an address that should end in .gov ends in .com instead).

Progressions Credit Union offers identity theft protection services. Visit our ID Safe Choice page for more information.

For updates on our COVID-19 resources, visit our COVID-19 Updates page.

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