Several websites targeted scared people and sold masks, toilet paper, gloves, and hand sanitizer at ridiculous prices. And then never delivered.
When products were delivered, they were ineffective or extremely low quality.
The elderly have been especially targeted. Scammers profit off their fear and use their lack of technology experience to get millions out of them. These range from robocalls to e-mail “phishing” to fake COVID-19 websites that charge for vaccine or testing appointments.
The pandemic is hopefully nearly over, but the millions of dollars lost to scams aren’t coming back. And they’re not done scamming – make sure you and your loved ones know what to look out for, and keep yourselves and your money safe!