Most of our everyday lives have changed dramatically in the recent days due to coronavirus. Many of us are looking for extra information online about the development of the crisis. Unfortunately, fraudsters try to exploit this, for example, by spreading infected links via email, texts and social media related to the crisis pretending to help you.
Just one click can cause viruses on your computer, which can for example, steal credit card information and access to online banking.
Therefore, it is very important to maintain your critical sense when you surf online and receive digital information about coronavirus:
- Be aware of the links you access - both from emails and in your browser.
- Take special notice of the mails you receive. If you have just the slightest doubt whether an email is genuine, you should call the person and not follow instructions in the email.
- Be aware of encryption warnings or certificate errors.
- Check if a website's url seems credible.
- Seek information about coronavirus from authorities: https://politi.dk/corona
The fraudsters often try to imitate recognized and credible sources of information about coronavirus. It can therefore be extra difficult to spot the tricks in this situation, and we recommend that you are even more cautious than you usually are.