Unfortunately this Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has seen a rise of scammers. In an effort to keep our community safe, we would like to share a few security related reminders to help keep you and your family safe.
– Scammers can reach you in many ways, through emails, text messages, automated calls, and setting up a fictitious website. Keep an eye out when someone you don’t know contacts you.
– Never share personal information. Scammers will usually pose as the bank, IRS, or a creditor to ask you for your information. They will ask you to make a transfer or make a payment with virtual currency. Get the caller’s information and then call the business/entity to confirm.
– Beware when donating money to an organization. Scammers will often pose as non-profits. Take time to do some research and donate directly on the organization’s website, rather than clicking a link sent to you.
– If available, add a 2-step verification process for all of your accounts. This will add an extra layer of protection to all your online accounts.
– Take a minute and do the research. If you believe somebody has sent you a fraudulent message, most likely they’ve sent it to other people as well. Copy and paste the message, email, or phone number into a search engine to find out.
Remember to stay home as much as possible, if you must go out practice social distancing. Contact us with any questions or service requests!