Scam Alert: COVID-19

Con artists are working overtime during these trying times.  The Federal Trade Commission says coronavirus-related scams have cost Americans $13.4 million so far this year.  To avoid falling prey, they recommend the following:

  • Don’t respond to texts, emails, or calls about checks from the government
  • Ignore online offers for vaccinations
  • Be wary of ads for test kits
  • Hang up on robocalls
  • Watch for emails claiming to be from the CDC or WHO
  • Do your homework when it comes to donations

Be wary of unverified sources of information, particularly links in emails or on social media.  For more coronavirus advice for consumers from the FTC, please visit their website via the link in the box below.  Additionally, you can sign up for email updates HERE or follow them on social media HERE.

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PDS Planning continues to be available to both our existing clients and prospective clients who can benefit from the financial planning and investment management services we provide.  Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss ways we may be able to assist you in providing clarity during these uncertain times.



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