With the increased reliance on technology and many people being separated from family and friends more often with COVID-19, criminals are stepping up their activity in trying to scam people. These scammers are using technology to their advantage and becoming increasingly professional on how they approach our neighbors and loved ones. Here are some easy steps you can take to avoid these criminals.
Criminals want you to make a decision in a hurry. All the while wanting to sound like your money or even a loved one is in danger, and that they can solve it all for you over the phone. Take a breath, research what they are saying from independent sources and once again reach out to someone you trust or your local authorities directly.