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The original item was published from 4/3/2020 10:17:00 AM to 1/1/2021 12:00:10 AM.

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Posted on: April 3, 2020



When news captures the public’s attention – think major hurricanes, terrorist attacks, and economic slowdowns – scammers come out of the woodwork to take advantage of legitimate fears and concerns. With coronavirus dominating the news globally, there is an unprecedented opportunity for criminals to use the public’s fears about the virus and the resulting economic downturn to defraud consumers. Two types of scams that are increasing due to coronavirus: robocalls and stimulus check scams.

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