With the arrival of the coronavirus in New York, the scams multiply
Products offered as effective remedies against coronaviruses or investments to develop cures for the new disease and that promise rapid enrichment are some of the new scams that have appeared in the state of New York with the arrival of COVID-19.
"In addition to being aware of our health, we must also be alert to unscrupulous people who try to take advantage of fear and anxiety to scam or deceive consumers," said state attorney general Letitia James in a statement in the one who urged to denounce before the authorities any action in this regard.
Beyond "monitoring" the increase in the prices of "necessary products" by some businesses, the Office of the Prosecutor has warned of the appearance of false treatments, false collections of donations or fraudulent investments related to the coronavirus.
"Scammers can create charity and collective financing websites that request donations to increase efforts to alleviate the virus and treat victims," said James, who asked not to lower his guard before a possible arrival of emails or messages on social networks that apparently offer information but that seek to infect the computer to steal personal information.
"There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19," James said before stressing that "scammers can offer fake vaccines and medical products that say they cure the virus or investments that promise to get rich quickly, to develop treatments. of the virus that have not been tested. "
The state attorney's office issued this warning shortly after the governor of the state of New York, Andrew Cuomo, announced the detection of eleven new cases of coronavirus in the last hours, bringing to 22 the number of people in this US territorial entity that have tested positive for COVID-19.