Malicious attackers still continued to take advantage of the pandemic situation in all possible ways. As the situation is getting worst day-by-day instead of helping each other few malicious vectors tried to take advantage of this serious situation. This time COVID-19 Scam cost a woman in Ireland 30,000 euros.
COVID-19 Scam Background
A woman in Ireland received an email from which she believed from her husband who was on a medical appointment asking to transfer money to Germany for treatment for COVID-19.
As the attacker took the advantage of human fear she immediately transferred money, later at night she realized her husband is fine but they have been conned for 30,000 euros.
The husband immediately reported this incident to the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB). The good news is the immediate actions and co-ordination between Ireland and Germany Police all money was recovered.
Fraudsters will try to take advantage of all possible situations we have to make our decisions very carefully. in this case, the money was fully recovered by Ireland authority. I think anyone can be a victim of these circumstances with an alert mind and vigilance we can tackle this kind of situation.
- There are multiple COVID-19 scams are running under COVID-19 situations, i would suggest following the authorized news sources for any updates.
- Do check the identity of the person which whom you are dealing with.
- Report any COVID-19 Scam calls or email communications to the Police.