Beware of COVID-19 Scams
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. CISA encourages individuals to remain vigilant and take the following precautions.
- Exercise caution in handling any email with a COVID-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink. (Learn more about Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Scams)
- Be wary of social media pleas, texts, or calls related to COVID-19.
- Do not reveal personal or financial information in emails and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.
- Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.
- Use trusted sources—such as legitimate, government websites—for up-to-date, fact-based information about COVID-19.
- Verify a charity’s authenticity before making donations. Review the Federal Trade Commission’s page on Charity Scams for more information.
- Review CISA Insights on Risk Management for COVID-19