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https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/misinformation

Consumer Advice

🔗https://www.tradingstandards.uk/news-policy/news-room/2020/ctsi-issues-warning-over-new-covid-19-related-scams
Trading standards advice regarding COVID-19 scams

Fighting Scams

🔗https://blog.malwarebytes.com/social-engineering/2020/02/battling-online-coronavirus-scams-with-facts/
Battling online COVID-19 scams with facts.

🔗 https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/heres-how-fight-coronavirus-misinformation/608914/
So...friends and family are sending you all sorts of (mis)information about COVID-19: here's some advice for telling fact from fiction, along with tips for communicating with others. "Be patient, kind, deliberate, and fact-based. More people will listen."

🔗 https://time.com/5806518/covid-19-scams/
This article has a list of some common scams, plus a reminder to secure your online identity!

🔗 Joingroupchat.com
Protect your WhatsApp and other groups from scammers and spammers through human verification reCAPTCHA and password-protection (op

COVID-19 Scams

🔗https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-awareness/covid-19-scam-roundup-april-20-2020/
Tripwire is a private security company that is sharing weekly summaries of COVID-19 related scams. Much of the round-up is US

🔗https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/04/trump-bleach-coronavirus/610690/
Don't drink bleach or other disinfectants.

🔗https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/opinion/fake-treatment-cure-coronavirus.html
COVID-19 Has Closed Stores, but Snake Oil Is Still for Sale. Pitches for treatments with no scientific proof erode trust and threaten lives.

🔗https://www.bellingcat.com/news/rest-of-world/2020/03/19/how-coronavirus-scammers-hide-on-facebook-and-youtube/
How COVID-19 scammers try to evade detection on Facebook and YouTube.

🔗https://www.nationaltradingstandards.uk/news/beware-of-covid19-scams/
COVID-19 scams

🔗https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/beware-fraudulent-coronavirus-tests-vaccines-and-treatments
Beware of Fraudulent COVID-19 Tests, Vaccines and Treatments

LDN Recruitment = SCAM!

🔗https://londonrecruitmentservice.com/
🔗https://www.reddit.com/r/ScamNumbers/comments/fwjlch/scamming_unemployed_during_coronavirus/?utm_source=amp&utm_medium=&utm_content=post_num_comments
This so-called recruitment company is a scam. They pretend to offer you a job and demand money for 'training'.