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Be Aware of Fraud

Our Information Technology (IT) Director, Ken, had provided us with education to keep us safe during this time.

  • 1 April 2020
  • Author: Clifton Foster
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Have you noticed a rise in online scams related to COVID-19? Our Information Technology (IT) Director, Ken, had provided us with education to keep us safe during this time:

With a good number of us working remotely I wanted to remind everyone: as we take actions to practice social distancing, some perpetrators see this as an opportunity to practice social engineering. They want your personal information to steal from you in this time of uncertainty. Please be careful and “

From the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
“Look out for phishing emails asking you to verify your personal information in order to receive an economic stimulus check from the government,” the FBI says. “While talk of economic stimulus checks has been in the news cycle, government agencies are not sending unsolicited emails seeking your private information in order to send you money.”

From the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
“Scammers are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money, your personal information, or both, protect yourself and do your research before clicking on links purporting to provide information on the virus; donating to a charity online or through social media; contributing to a crowdfunding campaign; purchasing products online; or giving up your personal information in order to receive money or other benefits.”

From the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
“Be cautious of anyone selling products that claim to prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19. Be alert to counterfeit products such as sanitizing products and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including N95 respirator masks, goggles, full face shields, protective gowns, and gloves.”
-Ken

Thank you, Ken!
For more information, visit:
fbi.gov/coronavirus

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