Coronavirus Scam Alert
Cybercriminals have been capitalizing on the global novel coronavirus emergency to launch world-wide phishing scams designed to steal money, access personal information and infect computers. Topping the scams are bogus emails disguised as notifications from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). These emails may look credible with attention grabbing details and logos, but clicking on those embedded links will take you to a legitimate looking website set up to deceptively gather personal information.
Learn more on how to protect yourself from these scams and other fraudulent activity:
- Beware of criminals pretending to be WHO
- Coronavirus: Scammers follow the headlines
- Cybercriminals using coronavirus-themed emails to deliver malware
- Investor Alert: Look Out for Coronavirus-Related Investment Scams
- Coronavirus Phishing Emails in the US, UK Claim to Offer Advice on Protective Safety Measures
For additional information on protecting yourself from Identity Theft, please click here.
Lakeland Bank is committed to helping protect your personal financial information. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service team at 866-224-1379.
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