As of today, everyone in the entire world is likely aware of the global disruption, fear and uncertainty the Coronavirus pandemic is causing. With the Federal, State and Local Governments plans for aid continuously changing, it is causing much confusion over what is fact versus fiction. With all of the confusion, many consumers are desperate to find updates or help. Scammers will look to take advantage of this confusion and will continuously find new ways to scam innocent people.
Consumers should be VERY careful to avoid scams. Scams can make a bad situation much worse.
If you need a job now, be sure to submit an application at a verified company website or in person. If the government approves aid to consumers, they will provide details on how and when the aid will be distributed and you certainly will not have to pay anyone to get it. If you want to donate to a charity, do your homework first and donate to a real charity of your choice in a secure way.
Sadly, scammers often prey on the elderly. Please warn all of your family and friends to be extra vigilant. Don’t act on anything too fast; take the time to think about or investigate anything that looks out of place. If anyone or anything tries to get you to rush into an action, take a BIG step back and consider your options. If you feel you’re being scammed, report it to the Federal Trade Commission.
Please follow these tips to keep you and your family away from being scammed. Follow the safety health tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and stay safe.
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