Coronavirus Scam Alert
The coronavirus has created a new danger for the public: Phishing attacks and other electronic communication looking to exploit public fears about the virus. Cyber criminals send emails claiming to be from legitimate organizations with information about the coronavirus. These emails may ask you to open an attachment—for example to view the latest statistics on the virus. If you click on the attachment or embedded link, you may download malicious software onto your device. This malicious software could allow cybercriminals to take control of your computer and/or access your personal information.
Other bad actors may impersonate legitimate organizations asking for your personal information or for money. Always make sure to verify the sender. Avoid any emails that insist you act now. Never respond to the message itself.
For legitimate, up-to-date information on the coronavirus, please check these sites instead:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- National Institutes of Health
Finally, please know that at no time will Innovations ever ask for your personal financial information by phone, email, text or any other means of communication. If you receive any communication of this type please hang up and call Innovations immediately.