Exclusive: Protecting yourself against coronavirus-related scamsAlexander García-Tobar has spent over two decades in the email and security business and is the CEO and co-founder of Valimail.García-Tobar’s company stops phishing attacks by validating an email sender’s identity to ensure only trusted senders get into your inbox. He delivered his top advice for deflecting online scams and hackers during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.The coronavirus pandemic has led to scammers exploiting new fears, and authorities say many targets of these schemes are senior citizens.According to the Federal Trade Commission, the elderly are more likely to be scammed — and scammed out of more money — than younger people. In Florida, more than 24 percent of the population are senior citizens, making the Sunshine State a hub for fraudsters and scam artists. “Don’t ever respond to e-mails, texts, or robocalls with financial information,” says Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, who is actively educating residents about scams relating to COVID-19. “No one from the federal government will reach out in this way.” CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGEIn addition to online and phone scams, con artists are even taking an in-person


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