Scams during times of crises are nothing new as scammers tend to prey on those in vulnerable positions. As the pandemic continues, the number of COVID-19 scams is increasing. From scams about PPE equipment to working to gain personal information through misrepresentation, scammers are taking advantage of the situation.
One of the most notable scams is related to unemployment benefits and trying to gain access to this money. Never provide personal information over the phone or through text. Most reputable agencies will not ask for this information directly. Read more from the NFCC about the scams to be aware of throughout the pandemic.