The coronavirus has had a profound impact on all businesses and employees. It has also caused an unexpected rise in creative scams, which take advantage of the collective panic that surrounds us.
Hackers, scammers and all sorts of people trying to make a profit off of the situation have devised different ways of robbing people’s money and online data while also distributing misinformation. These scams range from the spread of fake news and home remedies to more serious cases, such as selling fake vaccines.
The FTC warns that hacks of this kind are common in moments of crisis, like with the Swine Flu and Zika virus. Here are 5 of the most common coronavirus scams and how you can avoid them: