How scammers prey on the coronavirus: the 7 most popular "divorces"

Until the whole world unite in the fight against the pandemic coronavirus, were "the only ones" who are not ready to sacrifice their own interests for the sake of others. Moreover, they came up with a scheme to cash in on a bad situation and have fooled dozens of unsuspecting people.

What are the ways to "divorce" used by scammers in the period of the violence of the virus, read our material. Perhaps it will help you avoid becoming a victim of scams.

How scammers prey on the coronavirus: the 7 most popular

One of the first to the pandemic has responded to the cyber fraudsters. They do a mass mailing on behalf of a large reputable organizations like the who or the CPS. They suggest the recipient to follow the link and read the information about the prevention of coronavirus.

How scammers prey on the coronavirus: the 7 most popular

As soon as the user clicks on such a link, it redirects to a phishing site, also created by scammers. With it, dishonest people collect personal data of the person, including PIN-codes for Internet-banking, passwords to accounts in social networks, email and other information.

To protect yourself from this type of fraud, do not open emails that come from unfamiliar addresses, and in any case, do not click on suspicious links. If you did this, immediately clean the computer with antivirus and change all passwords.

While some of the cyber fraudsters sending "letters of happiness", others are so-called "charity". They create the Internet pages of various organizations that supposedly collect money for the fight against coronavirus. For example, there are offices that "sponsoring" the development of a vaccine, or procuring medicines and protective equipment for doctors and nurses.

How scammers prey on the coronavirus: the 7 most popular

Before you transfer someone else money, be sure the organization really exists and engage in the activity that is specified in the description. One of the distinguishing features of the "underground sites" — different symbols and letters in the name not matching the original name, for example, ros_potreb_nadzor instead of rospotrebnadzor.

Yes, rapid tests for coronavirus do exist. But not all that offer you to buy online, the original. Enterprising scammers have launched a fake test once in Russia and Ukraine began returning citizens from Europe. To limit the Internet scams don't become famous when they called and even came personally to offer them unique product.

How scammers prey on the coronavirus: the 7 most popular

Together with tests fixers offer to purchase the "latest" cure for coronavirus. The one that scientists still can't invent. Law enforcement officials strongly recommend not to buy drugs from the hands and to trust information only from trusted sources.

If you apartment knocking the men in protective suits and say they need to carry out obligatory disinfection of the premises, immediately call the police. Opening the door, you risk losing not only bacteria, but also their property.

How scammers prey on the coronavirus: the 7 most popular

Pseudomeningocele, doctors and other "representatives" of the various emergency services have already been seen in several cities of Russia and Ukraine. Apparently, the scammers have realized that the pandemic is a great reason to enter the apartment. Such a visit is in the best case, will end with stealing, at worst... well, you know the answer yourself.

For many people it has become a sore subject, because now buy a protective mask is not just difficult but almost impossible. In most pharmacies they are long gone, or is, but at the price of gold. Therefore, people can seek protective measures on the Internet. And it is here that they risk falling into the hands of fraudsters.

How scammers prey on the coronavirus: the 7 most popular

Many implementers are set on the mask unreasonably high prices (you have probably noticed). And explain this by the fact that the mask is supposedly made of "superseding" material, which is better than the other protects against bacteria and makes the owner invincible.

There are sellers who went further: they do not send the goods after receiving the money. Moreover, the masks sell only wholesale — for to hit the jackpot more.

Penalties for failure to comply with the conditions of the isolation started to operate only recently. And there are cases when people dressed in camouflage, were presented to the military and offered to offenders to "solve the problem" on the spot.

How scammers prey on the coronavirus: the 7 most popular

It is important to remember that adherence isolation following law enforcement officers who must present their ID and report forms. In addition, the penalty payment never happens on the spot.

For anybody not a secret that seniors often become victims of fraud. Taking advantage of the situation, the scammers under the guise of employees of the Pension Fund call old people talking about the need to urgently replace the old pension certificate to document a new sample.

How scammers prey on the coronavirus: the 7 most popular

And most importantly, that to go anywhere is not necessary. Two employees will come to your house for a replacement of the permit, and in fact, I take all the available money, promising to return in five days. Of course, no one returns.

Keywords: Scam | Quarantine | Coronavirus | Fraud | Deception epidemic

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