How to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus Scams

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused much fear and stress. It is times like these that scammers take advantage of the uncertainty to deceive and steal. At The Whitlock Company, we want to ensure you have accurate and complete information. There are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

  • Be cautious of unsolicited phone calls and emails
  • If you receive an odd email from a contact you recognize, don’t hesitate to call them at a known phone number to verify
  • Don’t click on links you don’t know
  • Don’t let someone pressure you into giving money for a product or donation

Here are some government resources for further information.

IRS Coronavirus scams warning

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Coronavirus Resources

Federal Trade Commission – Avoid Coronavirus Scams


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