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.
Actions to Take:
- For more information, see our COVID-19 page.
- Call Spanish emergency numbers 112 and 061 right away if you believe you may have COVID-19 (or similar symptoms). For a list of local COVID-19 emergency numbers, please visit this website.
- Follow the instructions of Spanish authorities. Not doing so could result in fines or arrest.
- Visit the Spanish Ministry of Health website (click here for general information in English).
- Consult the CDC website.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov.
- U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain
- U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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