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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

7 Cyber Scams To Watch Out for During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated: Apr 1, 2020

In any national or global crisis, you can count on cyber criminals to find ways to take advantage of people and the COVID-19 crisis is no exception. Fear and misinformation create a perfect storm that allows scammers to use technology to trick you out of your hard-earned money. While you are spending your time online and social media during this period of social distancing, here are some scams you need to watch out for.

I want to remind you that 99% of Cybercrime requires user interaction. As long as you keep your devices updated and use adequate virus protection software, your technology devices are safe from being hacked. When you hear of companies falling victim to ransomware attacks, smart home devices getting compromised, it's because people weren't taking steps to protect themselves. If you don't want your devices and accounts getting hacked, use strong passwords and don't give out your information. Here is the list of scams to avoid.

1. Phishing and Malware scams. Phishing and malware scams are