Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (May 20, 2020)
Event: COVID-19 Cyber Scams
The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia cautions individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19. Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or fraudulent websites. In March 2020, cyber crimes spiked 124% in Brazil as malicious actors tried to take advantage of people. Get advice on how to protect yourself and your family from the U.S. Mission to Brazil’s International Hacking and Intellectual Property Adviser.
Actions to Take
Learn how to protect yourself from COVID-19 scams from the U.S. Mission to Brazil’s International Hacking and Intellectual Property Adviser.
Visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on the disease.
For specific information on COVID-19 in Brazil, visit the U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 page, and the Brazilian Ministry of Health’s website.
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Mission to Brazil.