Providers Reminded That Cyber Scams Often Follow Natural Disasters
In the wake of several natural disasters, providers are reminded
to stay vigilant for cyber scams. The attached tips from the
National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center outline
several common scams attempted in times of crisis, including
spoofs of relief organizations, sham flood mitigation or debris
removal organizations, and flood insurance robocall scams. Those
who wish to donate to relief funds should:
Donate to known and trusted charities.
Be alert for charities that seem to have been created in
connection with current events.
Designate the disaster to ensure funds go to disaster relief
rather than a general fund.
Never click on links or open attachments in an email unless
the sender is known.
Keep antivirus and other computer software updated.