A higher wave of scams have been triggered since the outbreak of Covid‐19. Phony emails have circulated to deceive people by impersonating as the government agency requesting personal information to receive the stimulus check or posing as a health agency trying to sell drugs to cure the virus.
LEARN TO SPOT A SCAM EMAIL:
Check at the top of your email for the sender name and email. The name of the sender and the “From” email address should not have any typos or come from a source other than that stated in the email content.
Government website domains end with a .gov so if the sender claims to be from a government agency and the “From” email is @hotmail.com, @aol.com or any other standard email not ending with a .gov, it’s most likely a scam.
Avoid downloading any attachments if the email looks suspicious. If you received the attachment from your family/friend, call them to confirm that the attachment was indeed sent by them.
The email should be addressed to your name. A generic email like “Hi” or “Hey There” should raise a red flag especially if the email is intended to come from a well‐known source like the government agency or your bank.
Refrain from calling any numbers listed in the email. Call the location with the number you have instead of the number listed in the email. If you do not have the number.
PLEASE DO NOT GOOGLE THE NUMBERS as you might fall into another scam.