Unfortunately, with any national or global crisis, the individuals and organizations that take advantage of individuals and businesses don’t take a vacation… they become emboldened and target those who are otherwise distracted and perhaps more willing or vulnerable.
This COVID-19 pandemic is no different; the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has received more than 3,600 complaints related to COVID-19 scams, many of which operate from websites advertising fake vaccines or cures, fraudulent charity drives, or simply attempt to deliver malware or viruses to your computer.
From our friends at the US Department of Justice, here are 9 ways you and your staff can keep your business safe:
If you think you are a victim of a fraud or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, call the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 1-866-720-5721 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If it is a cyber scam, submit your complaint through https://www.ic3.gov.
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