Covid 19 Phishing Scams

Scammers often take advantage of health scares to distribute phishing scams. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to produce dozens of such campaigns, scaring recipients into clicking on harmful links or attachments in emails, text messages or social media posts. 

 

Examples of COVID-19 Scams

 

  • Fabricated notices from health organizations (e.g., the CDC or local/state health departments) 
  • Fake updates from an employer about policies or procedures to address the risk
  • Phony websites containing maps and dashboards 
  • Information about protecting yourself, your children or your community that contains malicious links or attachments
  • Charitable appeals to help victims of the virus, which are not legitimate
  • Requests to send checks or change bank account routing numbers to different addresses because of working from home

 

How to Protect Against COVID-19/Coronavirus Scams

 

Be vigilant for COVID-19/coronavirus scams during the coming weeks. If you suspect a message may be a phishing scam, please report it by sending an email to helpdesk@go2itgroup.com, or calling us direct at 440-471-8210 option 4.  Always double check the actual sending address of an email, not just the name.  Legitimate email accounts can also become hijacked, so if any sensitive information is ever asked for, reach out to your contact on a verified phone number that you have worked with in the past.  If ever in doubt, never hesitate to reach out to us!

 

Tips for spotting phishing scams—along with detailed instructions for reporting suspicious email messages—are available by reaching out go Go2IT.  Go2IT offers several solutions to help block and mitigate these attacks, as well as train your employees on what to look out for. Go directly to health or government sites, such as cdc.gov/coronavirus, to find updated information about the virus and its spread.

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