Pandemic Scam: Fake Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Emails
Also, scammers are sending out messages claiming recipients were selected to receive a grant or donation from the World Health Organization (WHO). The scammers ask their potential victims to send money, which they claim is for taxes or fees, in order to receive their so-called grant or money. But, if the money is sent, the victims will never receive the money they were promised.
A Fake COVID-19 Email
WHO Corona virus Awareness
Wed 2/5/2020 8:52 AM
Go through the attached document on safety measures regarding the spreading of corona virus.
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Symptoms common symptoms include fever,coughcshortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
Althought the fake email appears as if it came from WHO, it was actually spoofed and sent from another email address being used by the cybercriminals. And, the link in the fake email goes to the following fake WHO website created by the cybercriminals:
Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen credentials, they will use it to gain access to their potential victims' accounts, hijack and use them fraudulently. Therefore, online users who have been tricked by the fake WHO email are asked to change their account passwords before their accounts are hijacked.
It is recommended that online users go directly to The World Health Organization's website at https://www.who.int/ for information about the Novel Coronavirus(2019-nCoV), instead of clicking on a link in an email, which may be a link to a phishing website that steals personal information and account credentials.
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