The frenzy around the Coronavirus outbreak is leading to opportunities for scam artists to take advantage of the panic around the outbreak and local officials are speaking out on the trends they are seeing.
Connie Unruh with DeWitt County TRIAD points out the world markets are being impacted by the virus's outbreak and while some people are selling stocks and now being a good time to buy, there's a recent push for the trendy crypto-currency. She says to be wary of anyone trying to sell you something around these.
Unlike most scams that target you via phone call, Unruh says these are popping up as ads on social media websites. She emphasizes people need to do their homework on crypto-currencies or other investment opportunities.
Scams are using the cheap advertising rates on Facebook to their advantage and are targeting people who may be visiting certain sites or doing certain Google searches.