The Federal Trade Commission provides these tips to avoid scams while we stay at home and wait for the pandemic to end.
1. Ignore offers for vaccinations and home
Scammers are selling products to treat or prevent COVID-19 without proof that they work.
2. Hang Up on Robocalls
Scammers use illegal sales calls to get your money and your personal information
3. Watch Out for Phishing Emails and Text Messages
Don’t click on links in emails or texts you didn’t expect.
4. Research Before You Donate
Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. Get tips on donating wisely at ftc.gov/charity.
5. Stay in the Know
Go to ftc.gov/coronavirus for the latest information on scams. Sign up to get FTC’s alerts at ftc.gov/subscribe.
If you see a scam, report it to ftc.gov/complaint.