Per the Federal Trade Commission, as of June 30, consumers have submitted more than 115,000 reports of fraud related issues to COVID-19 resulting in reported losses of more than $74 million. Scammers follow the headlines to take advantage of current events including focusing on areas of highest vulnerability. Let’s take a look at a few and share good practice ideas.
Unemployment – Job OpportunitiesHave you been flooded with emails offering many job opportunities in your community? Watch carefully as they all include a “view” click function. Carefully read the email addresses prior to every clicking on anything in the body of the email as it may allow the potential scammer to get into your computer, phone, etc. When in doubt, do an internet search of the company’s name or email address name. Also look at the job opportunities they are advertising. Are they logical for your area?