In our current state of emergency arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, fraudsters are out in full force, including those posing as the Canadian Red Cross.

It has been reported that people are receiving text messages pointing them to for free face masks.

Check out this article from Mark Gituma, who received an almost identical text message and gives a more technical look at the website.

Personally, I would recommend to everyone, to not even click on any suspicious links you receive – there could always be malware waiting to be deployed at the other end.

If you or a loved one have been a victim of this or a similar scam, contact local authorities and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.