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FBI sees rise in coronavirus scams


March 25, 2020

Scammers are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money, your personal information, or both, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns. In a message sent last week, the FBI says to protect yourself and do research before clicking on links purporting to provide information on the virus; donating to a charity online or through social media; contributing to a crowdfunding campaign; purchasing products online; or giving up your personal information in order to receive money or other benefits. The FBI specifically says to be on the lookout for the following:

Fake CDC emails

Watch out for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or other or...

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