COVID-19 frauds and scams: How to protect yourself? COVID-19 has created previously unthinkable consequences for our society. Organized crime has been quick to respond, mounting large scale orchestrated campaigns to defraud banking customers, preying on fear and anxiety related to COVID-19. In these uncertain and difficult times, fraudsters opportunistically prey on the fear and uncertainty created by a public health emergency, looking to profit from the public’s desire to regain a sense of safety and security. Across the world, we have seen an increasing rise in scams associated with COVID-19. Computer and phone hackers are trying their best to take advantage of the pandemic to lure potential victims to download infected files through suspicious links. Criminals are misusing high-volume searches and curiosity related to the virus on the internet. They have made malicious programs which are hidden in files related to coronavirus.