Scams Still Abound

Scammers don’t take a break during the pandemic. In fact, they see opportunity with people spending more time at home and on their devices. We’ve recently received a report of an Amazon scam that comes in an email.  Another scam purported to be about a FedEx delivery arrived in a text. It is imperative that you be vigilant and avoid suspicious emails, phone calls, and texts. There are several articles that do an excellent job of explaining what’s going on and you can see them here:

Top 10 Scams

Identifying Whether an Email, Phone Call, Text Message, or Webpage is from Amazon

Scams and Safety from the FBI

If you discover a scam, take the time to report it. For more information on that, see this article from the Federal Trade Commission:

Avoiding and Reporting Scams

We’ve warned before about various scams and you can look back at our 2020 posts here:

Defend Against COVID-19 Fraud and Scams (8/9/20)

A New COVID-19 Scan is Making the Rounds (5/16/20)

Beware of Fraud and Scams During COVID-19 Pandemic (3/28/20)

Protect Yourself from Social Security Scams (1/29/20)

Be safe; stay vigilant.

Tidelines Editors

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