Daily COVID-19 Scams (April 3)
Robocalls pretending to be from banks requesting for personal information, offering student call back loans, debt consolidation, and others are additional COVID-19 themed scams affecting the United States. Further details have been provided in rows 60-71 of the attached spreadsheet.
Summary of findings
- Robocalls pretending to be from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or banks requesting for people's personal information claiming that their accounts are in danger is a COVID-19 themed scams affecting the United States.
- Robocalls offering student loans call back is also a COVID-19 themed scam affecting the United States.
- Robocalls offering debt consolidation for small businesses is another COVID-19 themed scams affecting the United States.
- Scammers in the United States have also sent phishing emails "demanding bitcoin payment for coronavirus remedies."
- CornavirusMedicalKit.com is a website that claims to offer visitors "a vaccine kit for the coronavirus for a shipping charge of only $4.95." This website was reported as a scam and it has been shut down by the Justice Department.
- CovidLock Malware is an android ransomware application that "access users phone and forces a change in the password used to unlock the phone." It charges "about $100 in bitcoins to unlock infected devices" and has been reported as a scam.