Crooks exploiting the coronavirus outbreak are going into overdrive. This is my third column on coronavirus scams.
Millions of Americans working from home or not at all due to the coronavirus crisis are at increasing risk for age-old scams. Employees working remotely may not have the same network security or support as in the office. If they encounter a problem, perhaps caused by malware downloaded to their device when they clicked on a nefarious link, they may be tempted to seek third-party assistance. That exposes them to tech support scams in which they pay for service that isn’t delivered or give crooks access to their computer.