Updated: Oct 6
As the nation faces the current CORONAVIRUS concern, scammers are already finding ways to take advantage of us. Be on the lookout for the following scams:
There is currently no cure or vaccine to treat coronavirus. Any claims that suggest otherwise are 100% false.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) suggests researching charities before donating. You can verify nonprofits at GivingMatters.com.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not go door-to-door gathering information about infectious diseases. If you encounter a person claiming to be from the CDC, contact your local police department.
Recently, the Secret Service issued a warning about emails that appear to be sent from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The email contains a link that does NOT connect to the CDC. It is best to check the sender’s email address and avoid opening emails from senders that you do not know.
Counterfeit Products & Price Gouging
Many consumers have reported false product descriptions and increased prices while shopping online. It is best to read reviews and research the seller’s history before clicking BUY NOW.