Keep Calm and Avoid Coronavirus Scams

Here are five things you can do to avoid a Coronavirus scam:

Ignore offers for vaccinations and home test kits.

Scammers are selling products to treat or prevent COVID-19 without proof that they work.

Hang up on robocalls.

Scammers use illegal sales call to get your money and your personal information.

Watch out for phishing emails and text messages.

Don’t click on links in emails or texts you didn’t expect.

Research before you donate.

Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. Get tips on donating wisely at ftc.gov/charity

Stay in the know.

Go to ftc.gov/coronavirus for the latest information on scams. Sign up to get FTC’s alerts at ftc.gov/subscribe.

If you see a scam, report it to ftc.gov/complaint