Health Alert – Remain Vigilant for COVID-19 Related Scams – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert Remain Vigilant for COVID-19 Related Scams – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (8 April 2020)

Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel

Event:  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes.  Exercise caution in handling any email with a COVID-19 related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink, and be wary of social media pleas, texts, or calls related to COVID-19.  For more information regarding scams related to COVID-19, see https://www.cisa.gov/coronavirus.

The first and best source of authoritative information on COVID-19 is http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html, where visitors will find information on the virus itself, situation updates, and tailored information for audiences including communities, schools, and businesses, as well as others.

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