Protect against COVID-19 charity scams

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It is a sad, but real fact that charity fraud scams spike in the wake of a major event or catastrophe, such as the current pandemic. Educating your consumers about these scams can help ensure they are better equipped to detect, prevent and report these attacks.The culprits of these heinous crimes typically use email, text, phone calls, or social media ploys to lure victims to send money to a bogus charity or to download malicious software so they can then gain access to the private information on the their device.Charity scam prevention steps to share with your consumers:Do not respond to any unsolicited incoming e-mails, and do not click links contained within those messages, because they may contain viruses.Be skeptical of individuals representing themselves as members of charitable organizations or officials asking for donations via e-mail or social networking sites.last_img

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