COVID-19 has impacted everyone in some way and scammers are trying to take advantage. While scams are always something to look out for, the pandemic has provided an opportunity for individuals to use this time to find new ways to get personal information.
These scams can include everything from false advertising for personal protective equipment (PPE) and supposed cures to trying to get access to bank account information for securing others unemployment benefits. As a rule it is best not to provide any personal information over the phone, text or via email as most legitimate organizations will not ask for this information. Read tips from the NFCC on what scams to look for and how to avoid them.