September 20, 2021
COVID-19 Phishing Emails: Common Scams That You Should Know About

Over the course of 18 or so months, the COVID-19 pandemic has continuously proven to be a difficult and problematic entity we are forced to deal with. Along with this new and challenging way of life that we are becoming acclimated to, there has been a troubling rise in phishing emails related to COVID-19. As one may recall, back in April of 2020 we discussed some common scams involving the pandemic. Most of these scams pertained to bogus relief checks, fictitious online ads for vaccines, and sellers that had stockpiles of “hot-ticket” items, such as disinfectant wipes, that they were trying to unload. While these scams are still present more than a year later, the true uptick, actually, relates to fake emails about proof of vaccination, being laid off, and health organizations that request personal information.

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*Always Remember - Wire Fraud is Rampant*
Cyber criminals are hacking email accounts and sending
messages with fake wiring instructions.
These messages are convincing and sophisticated. 
Always independently confirm wiring instructions in person or via a telephone call to a trusted and verified phone number.