Scam Alert: Remain Vigilant for COVID-19 Related Scams – U.S. Embassy Asuncion

Event: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). These messages may be related to medical information, financial assistance, or charitable donations, among other topics. Cyber actors may send WhatsApp messages, tweets, emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. Exercise caution in handling any email with a COVID-19 related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink, and be wary of social media pleas, texts, or calls related to COVID-19. For more information regarding scams related to COVID-19, see 

Confirm all information related to financial assistance or charitable donations with trusted sources, such as the legitimate websites of the organizations. 

The first and best source of authoritative medical information on COVID-19 is, where visitors will find information on the virus itself, situation updates, and tailored information for audiences including communities, schools, and businesses, as well as others. 

Actions to Take:  

U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay
1776 Mariscal Lopez Avenue
Asunción, Paraguay
+(595) (21) 213-715
U.S. Embassy web page
State Department  – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 
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