COVID-19 Email fraud and other digital scams

COVID-19 Email fraud and other digital scams

Our email provider Simnet will like to remind you as we adjust to society changes due to COVID-19, it’s important to remember that bad actors (hackers, virus creators and scammers) also adjust their tactics.

Please advise your staff to complete their due diligence when opening emails that contain attachments or/and links. Its also important to note that accounts belonging to co-workers, vendors and suppliers may fall victim to an attack and carry malicious content.

  • Never open an unexpected attachment from unknown recipients (example someone that you don’t typically receive emails from)
  • Never enter credentials into a webpage launched from an email
  • Before sending sensitive or financial details, confirm with recipient via phone!
     

Examples of COVID-19 scams currently being circulated.

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