« on: April 08, 2020, 07:26:32 am »Message ID: 1320212
I receive daily alerts, from my day time job, on areas that we should focus on and why transactions may be skewed. Once a month we go to various assisted living facilities which tend to be a focus for predators. As the large percentage of our population is under stay at home orders I thought I would share some of the COVID-19 Fraud trends that we are seeing. Fake charities have been set up; Sham Investment opportunities with fake, high rates of return are being promised; Fake goods are being promised at slightly higher prices (offered on line and never delivered) like toilet paper, masks, and sanitizer; Fake funding for small businesses and/or people wanting to get their relief checks early; Requests for money in order to develop miracle virus cures. Perform due diligence on any entity/person that you are sending money to and avoid sending cash to these entities/people via money transfer businesses like PayPal, Venmo, GreenDot, MoneyGram, RIA, or WesternUnion to name a few.