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Fake websites to emails, fraudsters see opportunities in Covid-19 crisis

Fraudsters see opportunities in these uncertain times

Coronavirus | online frauds | Lockdown

Brian X Chen | NYT 

Never have we been so attractive as targets for fraudsters and scammers as we are right now. That’s because the uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic has created more opportunities for robocallers, hackers and other thieves. For one thing, millions of people are filing new claims for unemployment benefits and awaiting stimulus checks. So when a phone call or an email from someone purporting to be a bank or a government official comes in, it is tougher for us to ignore. Plus with so many people being required to work from home, our personal tech devices have become an ...

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First Published: Thu, May 14 2020. 01:39 IST