According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), there have been over 20,300 COVID-19 complaints carrying an estimated $15.6 million in losses since the start of 2020. U.S. service members and veterans should take particular notice because these fraudsters have tailored their fake pitches to mix the pandemic with top concerns of those who’ve worn a military uniform.
Money mules are people who receive and transfer money obtained from victims of fraud. Some money mules know they’ve been recruited to assist criminal activity, but others become money mules without realizing their activity is benefiting fraudsters.Read Scam Article
Have you received unsolicited mobile text messages indicating that a USPS delivery is awaiting your action, with an unrecognized web link to click in the body of the message? Don’t click the link! This type of campaign is a scam called smishing.Read Scam Article