Please be aware of scams from fraudsters because they’re trying to use the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your personal information, money, and or identity. Here is some information to stay safe.
Scammers will exploit any situation they think will help them be more successful in their scam. With the outbreak of COVID-19, scammers have found a platform that preys on people’s fears and could make them more likely to be victimized. Be aware that criminals are attempting to use malicious websites and apps that appear to share virus-related information to gain and lock access to your devices until payment is received. Criminals will likely continue to use new methods to exploit COVID-19 worldwide.
Report scams and attempted fraud at ic3.gov.