As the public’s demand for information about the pandemic remains high, criminals are seeking to take advantage. Be aware of the latest activities, and make sure you are implementing additional precautions to stay protected. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. Exercise caution in handling any email with a COVID-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink. Be wary of social media pleas, texts, or calls related to COVID-19.
Here are some specific precautions that the CISA is encouraging individuals to implement:
In addition, the Federal Trade Commission has offered these suggestions for avoiding coronavirus scams:
It’s important that you stay vigilant during these uncertain times. Don’t click on unknown links, and avoid visiting new websites that could be operated by criminals. We take cyber security very seriously at BCS Wealth Management and have a full-time IT department working behind the scenes to keep us up-to-date on the latest threats and protection.
We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during these uncertain times. We look forward to seeing you soon.