The world is struggling for Coronavirus outbreak now. Everybody is trying to stay home and stay safe. In this period, some spammers and scammers are getting active to steal personal information. Some scams of Coronavirus are pointed here. Protect your personal information from fraud and stay safe.
How they are stealing personal data | scams of coronavirus
Video calling and group video chat are getting popular. Those who are staying at home are passing time by using online apps like Whatsapp, Messenger, Skype, IMO, Viber, etc. The spammer is getting a more active user to the target.
Don’t trust any phishing mail that contains a hyperlink. Also, check the mailing domain with the company website. Some scammers are using the World Health Organization (WHO), Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in their mail quotation. Easily people trust those mail and get into the trap of passing personal information. It is a high threat to the user.
Don’t click any unfamiliar login URLs. This is the easiest way to steal your data through a form. Unfamiliar login URLs are the tail of the snake at all.
Don’t trust any Coronavirus medication. Still today, no medication is suited for Coronavirus. If any person or organization inbox you for medication that is going to false medication or phishing you. Please don’t trust those people.
Beware of unknown online store. According to Reuters (March 6, 2020), 800,000 pounds were stolen from people who wanted to buy a protective mask from an online store.
If you already submitted your information to a scammer, please don’t panic. Take your time and change your username, password, and other information. There is also an option to report about scamming in World Health Organization (WHO).
Finally, please don’t trust each and every information you are getting on the internet. It will be better if you connect with WHO by WhatsApp.
They are updating every important news, questions and answers, Mythbusters, news and press, etc. So, don’t get panicked. Beware of scams of Coronavirus. Stay at home and stay safe.