Be on the lookout for anyone selling products that claim to prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19

In this special edition of Tom’s Tek Tips, we will focus on risk. With the current situation related to COVID-19 there are a host of scammers trying to take advantage of people and the situation. Some old tricks, some new. My hope is that these tips will keep you cyber safe during these unprecedented times.  

Be on the lookout for anyone selling products that claim to prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19. Counterfeit products such as sanitizing products and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including N95 respirator masks, goggles, full face shields, protective gowns, and gloves. You can get more information on unapproved or counterfeit PPE at www.cdc.gov/niosh or on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website, www.fda.gov . If you need PPE try to source it from reputable companies or someone you have done business within the past.