Be Aware of COVID-19 Fraud and Schemes

Fraud Alert

Be aware that scammers have already devised numerous methods of defrauding people in connection with COVID-19. Scammers are setting up websites, contacting people by phone and email, and posting disinformation on social media platforms. Below is a list of some examples of scams linked to COVID-19 and a link to a list of steps that you can take to avoid them.


  • Scammers selling fake cures, vaccines, and advice
  • Scammer creating fake shops, websites an social media accounts to sell medical supplies
  • Scammers contacting people by email or phone presenting to be doctors that have treated a family member and want immediate payment
  • Charity scams soliciting donations for groups and individuals affected by COVID-19.
  • Scammers posing as national or global health agencies sending phishing emails designed to trick recipients into downloading malware.

Click here for the full list of examples
of scams and steps to take to avoid them.

AUTHOR: Kristina Curry

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