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March 27, 2021 – E-mail phishing has been around since public access to the Internet has existed and COVID-19 has exacerbated this problem. From March 2020 to September 2020, there was a 30,000 per cent increase in phishing attacks. While some of these phishing e-mails and texts are generic ones that are similar to pre COVID-19 phishing campaigns, other e-mails have “cashed in” on COVID-19. Increasingly, fraudsters have sent e-mails that pretend to be from the CDC or other regulatory bodies. E-mails may contain “COVID-19” in the subject header. A made-in-Canada scam includes phishing texts and e-mails about repaying CERB and CESB. If you click on these links, you could download malware or reveal personal information. Lawyer’s Daily reports. | READ MORE