How to Avoid Being Scammed – The COVID-19 Quick Guide


  • An assortment of malicious campaigns are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • There has been a 260% increase in malicious URL hits from Feb to Mar 2020.
  • Trend Micro has identified 737 malware related to COVID-19.

The “new normal” has caused scammers to rethink how they target individuals. With many of us focused on doing everything that we can to protect our loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic, scammers have begun to weaponize our coronavirus fears. The below infographic provides you with some quick tips on how to avoid being scammed during these uncertain times.

For our US readers, scams can be reported to your state consumer protection office, the National Center for Disaster Fraud, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). For our international readers, or anyone who needs help for that matter, feel free to contact us and we will help you track down the appropriate reporting authority for your situation. Don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list for additional information security tips and tricks!

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