In a time of crisis, most of us pull together to help one another through difficult times. Unfortunately, when a crisis happens, scammers take advantage of community fears and vulnerabilities to exploit money out of victims.
Here are some tips to help you avoid scams:
- Don’t click links from sources that you do not know.
- Be suspect of emails claiming to be from government agencies. Specifically, watch out for emails claiming to be from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Don’t trust our caller ID. The CDC or IRS will never call your cell phone
- Don’t fall victim to online offers for vaccinations. To date, there no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) either online or in stores.
- Research before you make a charitable donation, especially crowdfunding sites. Never wire money, best to use credit card so you can contest the charges.
If you have been a victim of fraud, contact Miller Law Group for a free consultation, or call 919-348-4361. It may also important to report your case to consumer protection division with the North Carolina Attorney General Office, https://ncdoj.gov/protecting-consumers/.
Miller Law Group, Raleigh NC.