DOJ Fights Coronavirus Fraud

U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn says awareness, skepticism are best defense as new scams proliferate by the day

U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado Jason Dunn said his office is working closely with federal agencies and state and local governments to fight fraud related to COVID-19. / LAW WEEK FILE
The coronavirus outbreak hasn’t just put the health of the global population at risk, it has created new opportunities for scammers to take advantage of unwitting victims as well. But federal and state agencies are working to fight fraudsters who prey on COVID-19 fears.  U.S. Attorney for Colorado Jason Dunn on March 21 announced his office will prioritize the investigation and prosecution of fraud related to the pandemic as part of a nationwide effort by the Department of Justice to crack down on emerging scams. One of the most prevalent schemes so far has involved websites or emails cla

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