With the COVID-19 pandemic and, being in the UK, where the government have, like many, stood up schemes to help out businesses and individuals I thought I would watch for related keywords and you can see the ramping up on the part of phishers, scammers and scalpers. Of course there will be some false positives in the results but as a finger in the air test, the graphs are interesting.
Luckily, unlike the pandemic in many places, the registrations seem to be over the peak and starting to drop but still worth watching.
There seem to be a lot of people out there taking advantage of the pandemic along with the worry and angst across the globe.
So, here is the week by week break down from Feb 1st (dates at the bottom in dd/mm format):