DENVILLE, NJ – Don’t click the “Urgent” and “New” COVID-19 data link!
With many new cases of coronavirus being recorded daily, the bad guys know that many people are afraid — and they plan to exploit that fear, warns the Morris County Office of Information Technology.
They are sending phishing emails claiming to have official “new” or “updated” data on COVID-19 in your area.
These emails are intense, urgent and designed to spark a knee-jerk reaction. Don’t fall victim to their scare tactics.
Remember the following to protect yourself:
- Think before you click. The scammers are expecting an impulsive click.
- Never click a link or attachment from an email you weren’t expecting.
- Stay informed by going directly to a trusted news source for information about coronavirus such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO).
- Stop, Look, Think – Don’t be fooled!
Get more information on COVID-19 scams from the Federal Trade Commission: https://www.ftc.gov/coronavirus/scams-consumer-advice
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