Fake Charity Websites – COVID-19

KnowBe4, our partner in cybersecurity, have provided suggestions and resources for keeping your accounts safe in these uncertain times. This post, and all of those in this series, are taken directly from their website.

Fake charity websites:

There has been a recent increase in the number of email accounts and websites that appear to be owned by organizations asking for charitable contrbutions for studies, doctors, and victims who have been affected by the coronavirus. Scammers often create fake charity email accounts and websites after global disasters or pandemics like the COVID-19 outbreak.

If you want to make a charitable donation, go to the charity website of your choice to submit your payment. Type the charityʼs web address in your browser instead of clicking on any links in emails or other messages.

If you’ve received an email and are concerned about the legitimacy, you can report the email to ITS. Use the Phish Alert Button in your email to report the message. Don’t see the Phish Alert Button? Forward the message to mailcop@etown.edu.


And, contact the ITS Help Desk (717-361-3333 or helpdesk@etown.edu) with any questions about your cybersecurity. Be well!


Information from KnowBe4: 248_-_Scam_Alert_Coronavirus_-_ENGB_210x700mm_V1 (1).pdf

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