Coronavirus scams: Protect your financial health.
Your Credit Union cares about your financial well-being and wants to help keep you as secure as possible. Here are some tips to guard against scammers and protect your finances.
1. Don't click on links from sources you don't know — they could download viruses onto your computer or mobile device. Be suspicious of emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts saying they have information about the virus. For the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus, visit the CDC website directly.
2. Ignore online offers for vaccinations. There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
3. Research Donation Requests. Do your homework when it comes to making donations, especially through charities or crowdfunding sites. Don’t let anyone rush you into making a contribution, especially if you’re asked to make donations in cash, via gift cards, or by wiring money. No legitimate charity would make such requests.
The FTC is monitoring for coronavirus-related scams. Check out their post for more information.