Beware of scams related to the coronavirus
Author: Erin Scheithe
Topic: Consumer protection
Publisher: CFPB - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Location: United States
Format: Toolkit
Content Type: Tools
Publication Date: May 15, 2020

Scammers are taking advantage of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to con people into giving up their money. Though the reason behind their fraud is new, their tactics are familiar. It can be even harder to prevent scams right now because people 62 and older aren’t interacting with as many friends, neighbors, and senior service providers due to efforts to slow the spread of disease.

This blog post presents consumer protection toolkit resources produced by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in addition to tips for consumers regarding COVID-19 related scams.

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