While cybersecurity is an ongoing and very serious issue at the best of times, COVID-19 has caused a spike in online scams. These are some common email scams you may encounter and tips to protect yourself.
Common email scams
Emails from a financial institution asking you to click a link to get pre-approved for a low interest-rate loan
An email from someone from your workplace asking you to upload personnel information or send an urgent wire transfer
Be suspicious of any email that asks you to do something out of the ordinary
Do not open any attachment from an unknown sender, including known businesses
Do not provide any financial or personal information to anyone via email, regardless of how legitimate they sound
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