FBI warns of coronavirus scams

Friday, April 24, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – Federal Bureau of Investigation officials warned residents to be wary of the coronavirus scams circulating nationally.

Criminals are using the pandemic to perpetrate a variety of schemes to steal personal information, personal finances, or both. Scams to be on the lookout for include:

• Cyber schemes: A variety of current internet-related crimes can be found at https://www.ic3.gov/media/2020/200320.aspx

• Business Email Compromise and Advanced Fee/Overpayment Scams: Information about these crimes can be found at https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-warns-of-advance-fe...

• Healthcare Fraud Schemes: Information about these types of crimes can be found at https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-warns-of-emerging-h...

• Money Mules: Crimes to watch for can be found at https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-warns-of-money-mule...

• Cryptocurrency scams: More information available at https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-expects-a-rise-in-s...

If you believe you are a victim of an internet scam or cyber crime, or you want to report suspicious activity, visit the FBI internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.