Kate Bevan, Which? Computing editor, said:
“This huge jump in the number of coronavirus scams and phishing emails reported by Google shows that scammers will stop at nothing to take advantage of the coronavirus outbreak.
“We would urge everyone to be even more vigilant than usual – watch out for urgent-sounding messages seeking to panic you into clicking on a link, make sure your software and antivirus devices are up to date, and follow Which?’s guidance on how to spot a fake URL, which might trick you into handing over your login details and passwords.”
Notes to editors
- Which?’s advice on how to spot and stop fake coronavirus texts and emails: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/04/how-to-spot-and-stop-fake-coronavirus-texts-and-emails/
- Which? is a non-profit organisation working to make life simpler, fairer and safer for consumers. During the coronavirus crisis, Which? is making a range of news, advice and guides available for free for anyone who needs it at https://www.which.co.uk/news/coronavirus/