How to Avoid COVID-19 (Coronavirus) scams


Unfortunately, scammers are exploiting the fears and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) in an attempt to scam people out of their money and digital security.

Scammers are using tactics such as falsely selling coronavirus-related products online, and using fake emails or text messages to try and obtain personal data.

Other scams include phishing emails and phone calls impersonating the World Health Organisation, government authorities, and legitimate businesses – including travel agents and telecommunications companies.

People are understandably concerned about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the scammers are using that to their advantage. The top tips below from Scamwatch could help you stay one step ahead, keeping your money and digital security healthy. If you come across any suspicious claims, you can report them by clicking here.

Common types of coronavirus scams

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