2020 has proven to be a year of unforeseen chaos, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus has disrupted virtually all facets of life as we know it. Sadly, cyber-criminals have exploited the situation. On March 20, 2020, shortly after the beginning of the pandemic in the U.S., the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued this Public Service Announcement warning Americans about the rise in phishing emails and attempted fraud. Since then, the numbers have continued to climb.
The announcement paints a grim picture of the financial and social realities of email fraud. The intention of this guide is to provide some security strategies to prevent and recover from email fraud.