Local experts weigh in on travel and scams surrounding coronavirus
Scammers have been seen impersonating health officials and asking for public information.
Scammers are taking advantage of people’s concerns around coronavirus.
The Better Business Bureau says the scams can be fake emails or calls. The messages claim to have news about the disease, which try to get you to click on it.
Tami Barrett, with BBB, says don’t download anything that looks suspicious.
“We are desperate and we have so much anxiety about the coronavirus that we are doing desperate things and desperate measures,” said Barrett.
Another thing people are worried about is traveling. Executive Travel has had three cancellations involving summer vacations, all in fear of the virus.
“We have to make the right decisions to protect our team and make sure that we’ve got a secure organization that will not just live through this but thrive through this,” said Chief Executive Officer at Executive Travel, Paul Glenn.