Here Are Some Coronavirus Scams You Should Be Looking Out For (infographic)

Scams surrounding the coronavirus are actually very serious if you think about it and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that a lot of people are working from home now and the increased amount of time online is going to make it so that the likelihood of a scam being successful is now much higher than ever before. If you are an individual trying to protect yourself or you are a company that wants to make it so that scams don’t compromise the security of your precious data, it is imperative that you familiarize yourself with the kind of scams that are going around and how they might impact you if you’re not careful.

One really common scam has to do with facemasks. Basically any email that offers you bulk discounts on facemasks is probably going to be some kind of scam. If you see any mention of a cure to Covid-19 you can be sure that this is a scam as well, as any cure is going to end up on the news before it is sent to you in an email by some random person that you don’t even know.

Emails that ask for your information such as any kind of login details are also obvious scams, and they are mostly involved in phishing attempts. The government will not randomly contact you from an email, and if you want to be truly careful you should very closely check the email address that has been used to send you anything in particular. The reason behind this is that there are a lot of scams going around and you wouldn’t want yourself to end up embroiled in one as this could cause some serious financial losses for you if you’re not careful in every single way, shape or form. Take a look at the infographic below, created by Bullguard, for more insists.

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