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Scam Basics – COVID19 (Coronavirus) Scams – 2021 Update

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Please be careful, some COVID19 scams can be dangerous!

Always check with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ( or the World Health Organization ( before believing health claims for your own safety.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Scams

We are seeing criminals trying to cash in on the coronavirus outbreak.

Medical supplies

With surgical masks and other medical supplies in high demand yet difficult to find in retail stores, fake shops, websites, social media accounts and email addresses claiming to sell these items have sprung up online.

But instead of receiving the promised masks and supplies, unsuspecting victims have seen their money disappear into the hands of the criminals involved.

Phone fraud

Criminals are also using telephone deception to carry out financial frauds – they will call victims pretending to work fo