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Scammers on the prowl during tough times

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YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Scammers are once again on the prowl to target the vulnerable during the coronavirus crisis.

Whether it's to target older people, to get them to buy drugs to protect them from the virus, or to target those working from home, by advertising to install special software , scammers are trying to get whoever they can.

More recently the Better Business Bureau(BBB) has come across scams that are targeting small businesses. These scams are offering to install special softwares that would allow their employees to work from home. They request to be paid upfront and then never show up to install the product.

The BBB wants the community to stay vigilant about what they see online. They suggest if you are interested in a product, make sure to do your research on it first. If an email is asking for your credit card information, do not insert it until you know for sure you will be receiving something in return.

One local community member, Andres Rivera, has tried to help people to spot scammers, by posting on social media whichever ones he comes across.

Too many people fall victim to scams that also request a password and email information, which are commonly found on Facebook.

Stay with KYMA, 13 On Your Side at 5 pm with the full story.

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Crystal Jimenez

Crystal Jimenez began at KYMA as a Digital Content Producer in June 2019, and is now a multimedia journalist for the morning show.

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