COVID-19: Fake websites on a rise, targeting people working from home

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of trouble around the world for everyone. One of the things it has caused the Government to do, is to enforce a lockdown. This means that people are advised to stay at home as a precautionary measure. As a result, a lot of businesses have adapted to allow employees to work from home

The people working from home have now become the target of new scammers who are making illegitimate websites to lure in users to share their personal information. Reports have come out that there has been an increase in the number of cases where people were people signed up for phishing websites and shared their data.

This past week alone has seen a rise in the number of knock-off websites where scammers have created a perfect replica of popular websites such as Netflix or Amazon where the differences are indiscernible. While efforts are being taken by asking users to report those websites, with the number of people working from home, and having accessing to a laptop in their free time, these new targeted scams will continue to rise.

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