Pandemic-related email scams are on the rise with the increase in delta variant COVID cases and COVID vaccinations. Beware of unsolicited emails that direct you to click a link or open an attachment. These could be “phishing” attempts by bad actors seeking to steal personal information or install malware.
Examples of recent phishing attempts include:
- Emails from scammers posing as human resources departments that ask for proof of COVID vaccination
- Emails from fake health organizations that ask for personal information
- Emails regarding COVID protective measures or treatments
If you receive an unsolicited email with instructions to click a link or open an attachment, read it closely for signs of phishing. These may include spelling or grammatical errors, misspelled web addresses, or slightly altered email domain names. Be cautious about clicking links or opening attachments from emails you are unable to verify as legitimate. Please report potential phishing attempts to the FTC at www.ReportFraud.ftc.gov.”
Posted on Aug 30, 2021