Multiple attorneys general offices – including North Carolina and Washington, DC – have issued warnings about criminals who may set up fake websites, send emails or texts, or post on social media in an attempt to profit illegally.
Be wary of emails claiming to come from the CDC or WHO
WHO has said it will never ask for direct donations to emergency response plans via email, separate websites, calls or texts.
To prevent phishing, WHO recommends users verify the sender by checking their email address, check any links before clicking, be wary of anyone asking for personal information and to report any scams they see to their attorney general office.
So-called ‘miracle cures’ should spark doubt
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