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.