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FraudWatch International to Actively Target and Take-Down COVID-19 Online Scams

MELBOURNE, Australia, March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- FraudWatch International, a global Digital Risk Protection company, will begin actively targeting all COVID-19 Online Scams to protect all Internet users from cyber criminals.

In the midst of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, cyber criminals are taking advantage of the fear, uncertainty and mass panic to exploit the situation. They use COVID-19 as the theme to lure victims into opening malicious attachments or visit fraudulent websites to disclose personal information or credit card details.

FraudWatch International is encouraging the reporting of possible COVID-19 scams for assessment and possible take-down via the website: www.fraudwatchinternational.com/covid19/ or email: Covid19@fraudwatchinternational.com

FraudWatch International Founder and CEO, Mr. Trent Youl states, "It is not acceptable for criminals to be exploiting consumers in our current global environment using COVID-19. We have the tools, knowledge and expertise to help protect the global community as a whole, and feel it is our social responsibility to do what we can to make a positive impact on the world in these uncertain times."

Some examples of the types of scams FraudWatch has seen in recent weeks includes:

Examples of some of these scams are available on our website www.fraudwatchinternational.com/covid19/

FraudWatch International has been protecting clients around the world from this type of activity for over 17 years and has a dedicated 24x7 Security Operations Centre to detect online impersonation, fraud and abuse and to take-down this activity.

As part of this initiative, FraudWatch will:

These initiatives around COVID-19 online scams align with the mission and values of FraudWatch International, which include making the Internet a safer place, and being socially responsible in the communities we operate in.

For media enquiries please contact:

Paula Boyden - Communications

Ph: + 61 409 807 389

Email: paulab@fraudwatchinternational.com

Email: Covid19@fraudwatchinternational.com

Trent Youl - CEO

Ph: +61 413 676 858

Ph: + 1 925 308 0043

Email: trent@fraudwatchinternational.com

Email: Covid19@fraudwatchinternational.com

About FraudWatch International

FraudWatch International is a leader in the Anti-Phishing and Online Brand Protection industry. Founded in 2003, FraudWatch International is a privately owned Internet Security company and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with offices in San FranciscoDubai and London.

SOURCE FraudWatch International

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