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What can you do to help stop online scam artists from taking advantage of the global pandemic? Here are some tips to keep you connected–and secure.
- Think Before You Click
Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. They could
- Turn to Official Sources
Watch for emails claiming to be from public health experts.
Here are the official websites of the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention and the World Health Organization.
- Vaccine Hoax Alert
Ignore online or phone offers for vaccinations. There currently are no
vaccines or other products—prescription or over-the-counter—that
treat or cure COVID-19.
- Think Before You Give
Do your homework before giving to charities or crowdfunding sites.
Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation.
If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card or by wiring money,
just say no.
- Don’t Share Personal or Financial Data
Via email or unsolicited phone call.
- Turn on Auto Updates
Keep your software up-to-date on your computer, smartphone and
tablet to defend against viruses and hacking attempts.