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Coronavirus-related frauds increase. As of July 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports they’d logged over 561,000 consumer complaints related to COVID-19 and stimulus payments. Nearly 75% involved fraud or identity theft. (Photo: Jason Raff/Adobe Stock)

According to the FBI, con artists are using the COVID-19 pandemic — including ensuing vaccines, variants, and stimulus funds — to perpetrate multiple fraud varieties.

One example is the marketing of fraudulent COVID-19 antibody tests for the sole purpose of amassing personal information, which is used for ID theft and insurance-related schemes.

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