Beware Coronavirus Scams

There is now evidence of phishing attackers who are seeking to take advantage of this worldwide health scare. New campaigns are being launched based on the fear of the Coronavirus and attempting to get individuals to click on links, open attachments, or give out confidential information by imitating the Center for Disease Control or other health organizations.

Be careful with anything you receive related to this virus: emails, attachments, social media, and texts. Look out for topics like: 

  • Check updated Coronavirus map in your city
  • Coronavirus infection warning from local school district
  • Keeping children safe from Coronavirus
  • CDC or World Health Organization emails

Don’t react quickly to anything you see in email or the web. The saying holds true: The scarier the message, the more skeptical you should be.

Meet the author

Dan grew up in New York State, and graduated from Queensbury High School in 1980. He received his bachelor's in computer science at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas in 1984. He was a computer programmer at several insurance companies, and worked at Pioneer Hi-Bred for ten years. In July of 2002 after 18 years of programming, Dan founded Iowa PC Services, Inc. as a one-man computer repair business. He is an active member at the Grandview Church of Christ in Des Moines, and enjoys woodworking, walking, and grandchildren. Dan and his lovely wife, Donna, have two grown children and four grandchildren.