Unfortunately, during these unsettling times, scams and other types of fraud have increased and will continue to do so. We have compiled resources and information to help you ensure that your personal information and your money is safe from the criminals that are trying to capitalize from this crisis. Also, with a lot of Americans working from home, there can be increased risk and vulnerability. Therefore, we are constantly gathering information to share with you to help keep you protected from fraud.
In addition to checking out the links below, please remember that you are welcome to call our Customer Care team at 918-392-2500 if you are concerned or have questions about fraud. We are here to help. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for Cybercrime Support Network's most recent list of COVID-19 scam alerts.
Click here to report scammers to the FBI so they can be tracked and stopped. You can also call the U.S. Department of Justice at 877-720-5721 or email them at email@example.com to report COVID-19 Fraud.
Click here for the FCC page on COVID-19 scams, where they are providing audio samples of some of the common scam attempts circulating right now.
Working from home? Check out these security tips from the National Cyber Security Alliance.
Below are some examples of a variety of scams that criminals are using to exploit COVID-19:1
- 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 fraudulently for illegitimate or non-existent charitable organizations.
1 Source: justice.gov/coronavirus#1