Lieutenant Charlie on Pandemic-related Cyber Scams

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Lieutenant Charlie on Pandemic-related Cyber Scams

June 2022

This month, Chief Cyber Chip Dog has given Lieutenant Charlie the important assignment to inform you about pandemic-related cyber scams, resources, and tips to avoid being a victim.  

Over the course of the pandemic, cybercrimes have skyrocketed which is why it is important to stay up to date with ongoing internet scams and ways to prevent falling victim to them! Keep reading to learn about the resources the National Cyber Security Alliance provides to keep you updated on the latest Covid 19 cyber scams. 

 To help individuals and organizations find resources they can use and share, National Cybersecurity Alliance has launched the COVID-19 Security Resource Library. This library features free and updated information on current scams, cyber threats, remote working, disaster relief, and more. Click here to view the NCSA  COVID-19 Security Resource Library. 

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of coronavirus fears by using online scams to extract internet users’ personal and financial information.  NCSA offers these tips to avoid being a victim of these scams: 

  • Don’t reveal personal or financial information in an email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information. This includes following links sent in email. 
  • Pay attention to the website’s URL. Malicious websites may look identical to a legitimate site, but the URL may use a variation in spelling or a different domain (e.g., .com versus .net). 
  • If you are unsure whether an email request is legitimate, try to verify it by contacting the company directly. Contact the company using the information provided on an account statement, not information provided in an email. Check out the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) to learn about known phishing attacks and/or report phishing.
  • Keep a clean machine. Keep all software on internet-connected devices – including PCs, smartphones, and tablets – up to date to reduce the risk of infection from malware. 


For more information and security services that Right Click Solutions offers, don’t hesitate to call us at (914) 242-3212 or email us at 

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