Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Cassandra Cross

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Fake COVID-19 testing kits and lockdown puppy scams: How to protect yourself from fraud in a pandemic

Given the known links between natural disasters and fraud, it is unsurprising offenders are using COVID-19 to target potential victims. While there are limited statistics on crime rates during this period, evidence suggests fraud and other online scams have spiked.

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