Forensic, or how not to fall for – COVID – 19 catch (Crown virus ploy).

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In the context of the evolving pandemic associated with the rapid spread of COVID-19-infected and widespread panic, ideal conditions have been created for malicious conduct by fraudsters.

In the context of the evolving pandemic associated with the rapid spread of COVID-19-infected and widespread panic, ideal conditions have been created for malicious conduct by fraudsters.
Given the fact that quarantine is declared in many countries and cities, the population will be more inclined to digitalization, spending time at home using computers, actively surfing the Internet and working from a virtual cloud at a distance from the actual place of work.
Accordingly, Frod’s risk associated specifically with a cyber crime will increase significantly.
So, what types of frauds will prevail and how to protect yourself from them?

Risks:
◦ Distribution of scam letters from the pseudo “medical centers for controlling the spread of the virus.” Various kinds of hyperlinks with information about the methods of treating the virus, statistics on its distribution. By opening this letter or link, you infect your computer with a virus, which leads to the risk of loss or access by attackers to confidential information and the possibility of its theft.
◦ Pump and dump – schemes that are more typical for Western countries with developed stock markets, where fraudsters advertise shares of companies that seem to be engaged in the production of drugs capable of overcoming Corona Virus, earning on the growth of the price of such shares. The result of which is to artificially inflate the company’s capitalization, after which the scammers sell their “penny stocks” with earnings, bringing down the share price and leaving the investor with nothing.
◦ Skamming for the sale of products through online marketplaces such as Amazon and Walmart. Fraud on the seller’s side: sending poor-quality / defective products, with the inability to appeal to return policies, because they are simply fake. Fraud on the part of the buyer: risk of canceling payment for products based on the results of delivery or dispatch of products.
◦ Fake sites with various kinds of donations to fight the COVID-19 virus. Your money clearly goes into the pocket of scammers.
◦ Online wholesale of prepaid masks and antiseptics in conditions of their shortage in the market from fake sellers.
◦ Sending letters selling fake online maps of the spread of the virus on the planet, citing a study by Johns Hoppkins University. Passing through this link, infect your PC and so on.
With further mounting panic and fear, the fraudsters will increase their capitalization by misleading potential victims.

How to minimize the risk of online fraud?

◦ Do not click on links in which you are not sure, in order to avoid the risk of infection of your PC;
◦ Ignore on-line vaccination campaigns for the corona virus and any other virus-related offers at a significant discount;
◦ Do not respond to pseudo-offers to help treat the virus by receiving emails from strangers and generally don’t respond to offers that do not lend themselves to sound logic.
◦ Do not forward money on dubious offers from the Internet.

Above, absolutely trivial and understandable fraud cases and the rules of online hygiene are described, but in conditions of turbulence and increasing panic, you can forget about them.

The most important advice – keep – Vigilance – vigilance. Be healthy!