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Grandparent scams have been around for a long time. However, scammers are coming up with a new twist based on the coronavirus. COVID-19 grandparent scams are playing on the fears many people have right now, that they might lose a loved one. Who Is It Targeting: Phone and email users What Is It: A grandparent […]

With so many people working and socializing from home, more than just businesses – employees, families and friends – are trying to find a place to gather (hold virtual meetings, religious services, game nights, birthday parties and happy hours). Zoom has become “that meeting place” for most. According to the Chief Executive of Zoom, in […]

This post will be updated as more information becomes available UPDATE: 6/15/2020- According to the Wall Street Journal, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the administration is “very seriously considering” a second round of stimulus checks. The proposed $3 trillion Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions, or HEROES Act, was passed by the U.S. Senate […]

Due to the coronavirus, the stock market is making headlines right now, for all the wrong reasons. Scammers see it as the perfect time to prey on consumers with investment scams. Who Is It Targeting: Small-time, first-time, and seasoned investors What Is It: Various scams that target novice and seasoned investors What Are They After: […]

Scammers have gotten creative as the COVID-19 pandemic has driven most people to spend their days in their homes – including creating phishing emails that attack both businesses and consumers. Fraudsters are currently taking advantage of the millions of people working from home. They may try representing themselves as the U.S. government, whether it be […]

As the U.S. continues to struggle to meet the need for coronavirus testing, some scammers are beginning to call people and offer them free tests. Consumers should be on the lookout for these coronavirus testing robocalls. Who Is It Targeting: Phone users What Is It: Robocalls that steal personal information What Are They After: While […]

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow and seriously impacts everyone across the country, so do the number of COVID-19 scams that will pop-up trying to get access to personally identifiable information (PII) and finances. It can be difficult to decipher which emails, phone calls, social media posts or text messages are scams versus legitimate […]

As news of a COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow, companies large and small are requiring more employees to work from home in an effort to create social distance. However, that is leading to an increase in the risk of COVID-19-related cyberattacks. Potential Risks of Teleworking: Higher Rates of Phishing/Cyberattacks With more than 10,000 breaches tracked […]

Scammers target business employees with Coronavirus scams

First, hackers were taking advantage of the global pandemic coronavirus news coronavirus with an email scam that targeted consumers. Now, they are targeting businesses with a new coronavirus business scam. Just like the last scam, criminals are using the concerns over the outbreak to unleash malware. They are continuing to try and find ways to […]