As if the Coronavirus (COVID-19) isn’t threatening enough, it also provides just the right conditions for scammers to take advantage. 1.) It’s a serious event. 2.) Everyone wants to stay up to date. 3.) You either want to help someone, or the virus has negatively impacted you, and you now find yourself in need. For all of these reasons, you may find yourself more willing to click on something or contribute, when ordinarily you’d shy away. Scammers know this and will hit you right where it hurts and where you are the most vulnerable. Thankfully, the following tips have been provided by KnowBe4 to help keep you safe.
Types of scams you should be on the lookout for:
Remain cautious! And always remember the following to protect yourself from scams like this:
While these examples are the most common methods, scams still take place over the phone and in person. Fictitious news articles also appear in your social media and news feeds. Do not give your debit card, credit card, account numbers, or personal identification out in any of these situations. Chesapeake Bank will never reach out to you to verify your personal data. If you suspect that you have been a victim of fraud, please contact your bank immediately.
As a side note, we also offer ID Theft monitoring and recovery services. Theft recovery services are available to all personal checking account holders at no cost, even if the fraud isn’t related to our account. There are also additional levels that you can upgrade to for greater coverage and proactive monitoring.