Watch out for COVID-19 scams

The U.S. Department of Justice warns that a number of scams related to COVID-19 have been reported.

According to the Justice Department, reported scams include:

  • Individuals and businesses selling fake cures for COVID-19 online and engaging in other forms of fraud.
  • Phishing emails from entities posing as the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Malicious websites and apps that appear to share virus-related information to gain and lock access to your devices until payment is received.
  • Seeking donations for illegitimate or non-existent charitable organizations.

For more details on this and information on how to report a potential scam, visit https://www.justice.gov/coronavirus.

The Better Business Bureau also has several resources on potential scams related to COVID-19 and how to avoid them. For more details, visit https://www.bbb.org/council/coronavirus/.