CLOSE We answer the often searched question: “What are the symptoms of coronavirus versus the flu?” USA TODAYThe coronavirus outbreak could pose a financial threat to consumers.Banks and the federal government recognize this reality. It’s not just about stocking up on hand sanitizer and toilet paper. It may be about preparing to pay your bills. Citi reached out to its credit card customers via email to address concerns about COVID-19.Citi encouraged customers to access their accounts from home 24/7 to manage their money digitally. If customers face a loss of income, perhaps due to a temporary shutdown at a brick-and-mortar store or factory, Citi said it is ready to offer support and “dedicated assistance” programs. Feels like 2008? Here’s how the coronavirus crisis is differentCoronavirus price-gouging: Face mask prices increased 166% on Amazon, report findsWhat will banks do for consumers?”Please contact us at the number on the back of your card to find out about ‘always on’ assistance programs that may be available to you, such as credit line increases and collection forbearance,” the Citi notice read.PNC Bank sent coronavirus-related emails to its customers Tuesday. The overall message: “We stand ready to work with those experiencing financial difficulty as a result, and we

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