Beware the Coronavirus Scams

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:


Fake Cures

There is currently no cure or vaccine to treat coronavirus. Any claims that suggest otherwise are 100% false.


Phony Fundraisers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) suggests researching charities before donating. You can verify nonprofits at GivingMatters.com.


Impersonations

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.


Phishing Emails

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.

Sources: consumer.ftc.govtoday.com & jax4news.com

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