Police issue warning over COVID-19 online scams, South Australia

Police wish to warn the public of the ongoing threat posed by online scams, as scammers are continuing to exploit the fear of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Common scams that are circulating relate to falsely advertising coronavirus-related remedies and setting up fake fundraising initiatives.

Members of the public need to be mindful that many of the fraudulent advert and product links are integrated into popular social media platforms.

Emails claiming to be from legitimate health or fundraising organisations are also been used by scammers. Clicking on the link or an attachment may lead to scammers obtaining personal details or infecting your device with malicious software.

Take the time to think before clicking on links contained within emails or social media platforms.

To report a cybersecurity issue visit https://www.cyber.gov.au/report

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