Anytime there is a disaster or situation where information is seemingly coming from all directions, the fraudsters and scam artists are ready with new schemes to take advantage of consumers. COVID-19 has presented a ripe opportunity for fraudsters to create deception. According to FTC data, consumers have lost over $545 million dollars to COVID-related fraud since the beginning of 2020 in addition to being targeted by the countless schemes of fraudsters trying to take advantage of the situation. By arming yourself with a little knowledge, you can avoid falling victim to these scams.
Here are some tips to help you remain vigilant against COVID-related fraud:
- Be on the lookout for COVID-19 vaccine fraud schemes. Never share your personal or health information with anyone other than known and trusted medical professionals.
- Be wary of unsolicited telephone calls and emails from…