Tips to Help Avoid Coronavirus-related Scams

Last updated: 4/10/2020

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 situation, we remain dedicated to the safety and security of our customers. That’s why we’ve taken additional steps to help protect you against cyber criminals who are looking to take advantage of these uncertain times by stealing personal and financial information.

To learn more about the new levels of mitigation we’ve implemented, or to get tips on ways you can help protect yourself, read below.

Tips to Watch Out for Stimulus Payment Scams

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law, detailing how the economic stimulus payments will be determined as well as distributed to individuals. And before any payments were made, scammers were already scheming to steal your payment and your personal and financial information.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is advising taxpayers to be wary of phone calls, emails, text messages, and social media posts around the upcoming stimulus payments, especially those that ask for money or sensitive information be provided in order to receive funds.

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Tips to Help Avoid Coronavirus-related Scams

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic continues to escalate, cyber criminals are taking advantage of opportunities to steal personal and financial information while people are frightened and most vulnerable. Many of these instances are new iterations of common phishing and malware scams, where fraudsters may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. Fraudsters may use phone calls (vishing) and texts (smishing) to try to trick you as well.

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How Huntington can help

Certain Huntington checking accounts include access to credit score and/or identity monitoring^ at no added cost. Learn more about these services and how to enroll at

Visit for more tips on protecting yourself and to learn more about how we help protect your privacy and keep your information secure.

If you think you may be a victim of fraud related to your Huntington credit or debit card, or your card has been lost or stolen, please let us know right away at (800) 480-2265.

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^The Monitoring Services are optional and are not available with all accounts. Enrollment requires agreement to the Services’ Terms & Conditions, which include important legal terms that a customer should read carefully before deciding to enroll.

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