As we near the
end of 2020, cybercriminals will continue to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic. Scammers
are using telemarketing calls, text messages, social media platforms, and
door-to-door visits to perpetrate COVID-19-related scams to steal your information.
Here are five things to be aware about COVID-19 fraud from the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services. Many illicit actors are creating fraudulent schemes that
exploit vulnerabilities including legitimate efforts to develop, distribute,
and administer vaccines. Here is the latest from the Financial Crimes
Enforcement Network regarding staying alert to COVID-19 vaccine-related
scams and cyberattacks. Be vigilant and protect yourself from potential fraud concerning
COVID-19 vaccines. You will NOT be
asked for money to enhance your ranking for vaccine eligibility.
and suspicious for unexpected calls, emails, texts and visitors as it most
likely is fraudulent. If you suspect COVID-19 health care fraud, report it immediately online or call 800-HHS-TIPS (800-447-8477).
You may also contact your State Attorney General’s office. The Nebraska State
Attorney General Office is here.
Stay up to
date with the latest Coronavirus-related scams on the FTC’s website. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.