Top 6 Ways to Avoid Coronavirus Scammers from Ruining Your Credit
COVID-19 has caused global uncertainty and disruption, with an unprecedented effect on daily living. As people are dealing with the fear of health and income concerns, they are turning to federal and state governments for the support and aid that is needed in these uncertain times.
There is quite a bit of confusion about how help can be accessed. Unfortunately, scammers are taking advantage of the situation and finding new ways to take advantage of unsuspecting victims. Disasters and other widespread problems are often the catalysts for new scams, making the situation worse for many people.
Tips for Avoiding Coronavirus Scams
It is essential that you are careful and proactive in avoiding scams that are popping up. Here are a few tips to help you avoid some of the most common problems we are seeing:
• Emails: Be cautious if you receive an email with instructions to click on a link for an application to receive government benefits. Other emails are in disguise by offering temporary work options or requesting charity donations. If you get an email from an untrusted source, never click on the link or provide personal information.
• Phone Calls: Scammers are also using phone calls to collect information. If you receive a call requesting private information related to a job or government benefits, then hang up right away. Remember that scammers can be tricky in making the call seem legitimate and they can even change the caller ID to make it appear to be from a trusted source.
• Door to Door: Even despite social distancing requirements, some scammers are going door to door to request charity donations. If someone knocks on your door asking for money, or they claim that they work for the government, then there is a good possibility that the person is trying to scam you.
• Product Sales: Another type of scam is the promise of specific products or medications that will help you avoid the virus. If someone is trying to sell you something and makes health claims related to Coronavirus, know that it is a scam. At this point, no verified treatments have been found through trusted medical sources.
• Job Applications: Millions of people nationwide are out of work right now, which means that a lot of job seekers are spending time submitting applications. If you are looking for a new job, only provide personal information in person or through a verified company website.
• Protect Family: Sadly, it is common for scammers to target the elderly. Be proactive in sharing information about these scams with your friends and family to reduce the risk of a loved one falling victim to a COVID-19 scam.
Legal Support for Identity Theft and Credit Issues
In the unfortunate situation that you or a family member is a victim of a scam, then it might be time to seek legal support for help in repairing your credit history. Our team is here to assist. Don’t hesitate to reach out for the experienced services you need to correct credit errors and protect your credit score in the future.
If you have issues on your credit report or want us to review your credit report for free, call us for a free, no obligation consultation at Credit Repair Lawyers of America at (888) 293-2992. You can also email Attorney Gary Nitzkin at firstname.lastname@example.org. The call si free and the advice is priceless.
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