Scammers Leveraging Covid-19 Confusion to Take Advantage of People


March 26, 2020

Scammers are legitimately trying to take advantage of people online during the Covid-19 crisis.

People who take advantage of other’s in a crisis deserve a special kind of punishment when they’re caught. I think the Spanish Inquisition could give us some guidelines to follow when we go looking for them. That’s why what’s going on right is infuriating.

The FBI said recently to a reporter at Boston 25 News that people should be on the look out for:

  • Emails claiming to be from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Schemes offering free travel refunds

If you’ve been reading our blog you probably already know that these are Phishing attacks and can pretty easily learn to spot them by reading this article:

  • RIP: My Cousin Alan Has Died – How to Spot a Social Engineering Attack

Until then, try and stay safe, both with your health and otherwise.

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Carl Keyser is the Content Manager at Integris.

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