The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued a public service announcement warning citizens to watch out for email-based fraud and malware schemes that take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic.

Among the scams to look out for are emails purporting to contain helpful information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other medical sources, and phishing emails that ask recipients to provide their personal information in order to supposedly receive an economic stimulus check.

"While talk of economic stimulus checks has been in the news cycle, government agencies are not sending unsolicited emails seeking your private information in order to send you money," states the announcement, which also says to look out for phishing schemes related to charitable contributions, financial relief, airline refunds, and fake vaccines, cures and testing kits.

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