Texas leaders are warning the public to be aware of scammers during the coronavirus scare.
In a statement Attorney General Ken Paxton said:
“Situations like this usually bring the best of our communities to the forefront with cooperation, aid, and compassion. Unfortunately, some criminals take advantage of troubling circumstances to steal from hard-working Texans. As communities prepare to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and care for those in need, my office will work diligently to stop the scams perpetrated by those who look to take advantage of our citizens.”
There’s some price gouging going on and online scams are on the rise.
Avoid links that that you to fake charities and fundraisers.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security lists several warnings:
• Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments.
• Use trusted sources – such as legitimate, government websites – for up-to-date, fact-based information about COVID-19.
• Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.
• Verify a charity’s authenticity before making donations.
Get more information here.