UN health agency warns against coronavirus COVID-19 criminal scams
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that crooks are taking advantage of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to steal money or sensitive information. According to the WHO, crooks pose as WHO representatives. If a person or organization contacts you claiming to belong to WHO, the UN agency recommends taking steps to verify its authenticity. The WHO has firmly confirmed that it does not engage in any such activity and warns that scams can take the form of emails, websites, phone calls, SMS messages and even faxes. In a Tweet posted, Dr. Tedros acknowledged the anxiety many feel about COVID-19, and stressed the importance of preparation and planning to stay safe at work, at school, in places of worship and in all public spaces.
Citation“United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa; United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa (2020-02). UN health agency warns against coronavirus COVID-19 criminal scams. Addis Ababa :. © UN. ECA,. https://hdl.handle.net/10855/46325”
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