Bad actors have been fielding a new type of swindle during the COVID-19 crisis: fake insurance offers, according to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.
The fraudulent pitches are being made through phishing emails and rob calls, the group warns. The objective is to steal people’s medical and financial identities, it warns.
The swindles include:
The Coalition advises consumers to deal only with known and reputable insurance agents, and not to respond to robo-calls or spam emails.