Coronavirus scams on the rise
Sign1News Live 2.6.20
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Cyber criminals are using the global coronavirus scare to try to steal your personal data.
Scammers are hoping they’ll be able to gain access to your personal data as you search for information about the illness.
Cyber security experts say hackers are tapping into the fear and urgency linked to the coronavirus and using that as bait to target you.
The Better Business Bureau is warning about emails and websites promising tips and helpful products but actually seeking to steal your private data.
The BBB says cyber criminals may be trying to trick you to click on malicious links and open files.
Experts say this may include emails and posts promoting awareness and prevention tips and fake information about cases in your neighborhood.
Here are three things you can do right now to avoid becoming a victim.
Experts say the number one tip: if you don’t recognize who sent you an email, don’t open it. Delete it immediately. It may have a virus attached to it.
Number two: ignore online offers for vaccinations.
And number three: make sure the anti-malware and antivirus software on your computer is up-to-date.