Police Warn NOT to Fall For Scam COVID-19 Text
With the much of the world in quarantine for the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, police have identified a new scam. This hoax needs to be shared widely so that people don’t fall for it!
As if the pandemic isn’t bad enough, scammers are preying on innocent, unsuspecting victims. In other words, they’re sending fake positive test results to people in hopes that they’ll follow the link. When a victim does follow the link, the scammers may be able to gain access to your information in this phishing attempt.
What’s the scam?
The Thomaston Police Department, in Maine, posted on its Facebook page a photo of a text message sent from an Indiana area code telling someone they need to self-isolate because they came in contact with someone with the virus.
The Better Business Bureau has also shared the Top 6 Coronavirus Scams to watch out for. In these, scammers claim to be from the governmental. And, they’re attempting to get you to click through to take an “online coronavirus test.”
Why these COVID-19 Scams?
Obviously scams are bad. But, why is it bad? Because, it’s likely to infect your devices with malware which could lead to things like identity theft, hijacking bank accounts and credit cards, and more.
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Source: Facebook/Thomaston Police Department, Better Business Bureau