"The Wall Street Journal published “Don’t Click! Coronavirus Text and Phone Scams Are Designed to Trick You” with a useful reminder that now is a time when scammers on your phone can seem more legitimate."
Wall Street Journal Technology Columnist Nicole Nguyen wrote:
“A text comes in on your phone. It’s from the IRS, and your economic relief check is ready, pending your acceptance. There’s a form to fill out. All you have to do is click the link.
If you don’t have time to read this whole column, please—for the love of sweatpants—just read this: Don’t. Click. The. Link.
…Circulating schemes involve stimulus checks, airline refunds, charities, fines for breaking social-distancing rules, 'mandatory' Covid-19 preparedness tests, unproven treatments and sales of in-demand supplies like masks or thermometers. Experts say the scams are designed to get you to take immediate action, more and more through texts and calls...”