Whenever a crisis hits, human vultures are sure to follow. Such is the case with the Coronavirus, as the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office says scams are rampant and the way to prevent becoming a victim is by knowing the truth. There are currently no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges, prescription or over-the-counter products to treat, cure or prevent Covid-19. At this point all that’s being treated is the symptoms, such as pain relievers, fever reducers and cough suppressants. This is also a prime opportunity for attacks on computers by malware as there are emails circulating that claim to be from the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. As always, people should be very wary of opening any e-mail attachment from anyone but an already trusted sender. Naturally, charitable donations will be sought by uncharitable scammers as well. The D.A.’s Office has extra staff working the Consumer Fraud Hotline at 225-5391.