PSA: Be safe, stay home, and stay informed. -Ed

Look for the helpers, Mr. Rogers famously said. This isn't about helpers. This is about people who react to a once-in-a-lifetime crisis with dollar signs in their eyes, and the schemes they come up with.

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Scammers are stealing stimulus checKS on a massive scale. Lots of personal information from past data breaches is floating online, and criminals are u

Face mask sellers are taking over Twitter accounts. A ton of accounts got hacked and started to spam ads for Masks 2 U, a website that sells face ma

Two lawyers in Montreal are trying to trademark COVID-19. They also put in a request to trademark COVID-19 prevention and care, just for good meas

Wellness influencers are hawking things like diet pills and vitamin gummies as COVID treatments. Sure, good nutrition helps your body fight infections

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over 700 fake Netflix homepages went up between April 6 and 12. They range from amateurish to super-convincing (most are at the lower end of the scale

In the UK, There's a driveway disinfection scam. It works like this: A gang shows up unannounced to disinfect your driveway, then they charge you a

Fashion Nova was desperate for people's stimulus check money. They sent a mass text saying When That Stimulus Deposit Hits... Save Up To 80% OFF SITE

A big healthcare workers' union almost bought 39 million imaginary N-95 masks. Soon after the Service Employees International Union's United Healthcar

In India, someone tried to sell the world's tallest statue. An online scammer was selling the 597-foot-high Statue of Unity for $4 billion, saying the

Amazon listings are getting hijacked and replaced with face masks. It's called review hijacking, and it consists of swapping a new photo and descripti

Somebody is trying to rip off people with fake contact tracing. They're sending messages warning people they've been in contact with someone infected

You can hire a coronavirus healer'' on the freelance marketplacel Fiverr. One healer's headline reads I will give you prophetic blessing and healer
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