The Coronavirus is all over the headlines of every news outlet around the world. By now, you’ve likely heard about it. Scammers have too, and they are taking advantage of the fear surrounding the outbreaks.
Your personal information and financial security are of utmost importance to First Southern National Bank. This is why we do our best to keep you updated on the latest scams as we are made aware of them and provide helpful tips on how to help prevent fraud whenever possible.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, scammers are setting up websites to sell false products related to the Coronavirus and they are using fake emails, texts, and social media posts as a ploy to take your money and personal information.
While these websites and social media posts may be promoting awareness and prevention tips, they could potentially also ask for donations for victims, give false advice on treatments, or contain harmful email attachments.
Here are some tips from the FTC to help you keep these Coronavirus scammers from taking advantage of you: