During these unprecedented times, millions of Canadians are practicing physical (social) distancing and working from home. These practices are currently the “new normal” in an effort to keep safe from COVID-19. However, in working from home, we have become more vulnerable to COVID-19 technology scams. This pandemic has created a perfect environment for cyberscammers and cybercriminals who are looking to take advantage of our emotions (fear, concern, sympathy) for their own personal or monetary gain. Whether we are on our computers, laptops, tablets or mobile phones, we need to be on our guard. Here are five examples of COVID-19 technology scams that you could encounter along with tips on ways to protect yourself from these scams before they occur.
1 • How to protect yourself from COVID-19 technology scams
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