Be aware of Robocall scams during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Robocalls and scammers have seized on Covid-19 fears in an attempt to scam Americans.
A recent survey of over 4,000 Americans found that 23% of Americans experienced an increase in robocalls since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and 1 in 5 people have received a call or text regarding Covid-19.
Findings from the report include:
65% of respondents reported receiving a robocall at least once per day and 91% feel robocalls are becoming more common.
87% have experienced an increase in robocalls within the last year.
Americans on average receive 3.4 robocalls per day with 77% of Americans reporting they’ve been harassed by the same caller multiple times.
The most common Covid-19 related robocalls are:
1. Calls claiming to provide Covid-19 treatments
2. Calls offering financial relief
3. Free Covid-19 testing offers.
15% of Americans have received a robocall regarding their stimulus check from a scammer claiming to be from the IRS.
To learn more click here for the full report.