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 mask-redcross.ca 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.