DOJ sets up process to report coronavirus fraud

The Department of Justice set up a centralized process for people to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19, the DOJ said March 20.

Attorney General William Barr had previously directed all U.S. attorneys to prioritize fraud schemes related to the coronavirus. Fraudulent behavior related to COVID-19 that the department is looking for includes selling fake cures for COVID-19 online and phishing emails from entities posing as the CDC and the World Health Organization. 

People can report suspected COVID-19 fraud by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud at 1-866-720-5721 or by emailing the center at disaster@leo.gov

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