Americans report $12 million in COVID-19-related fraud losses: 4/10/2020

More than 15,000 Americans have reported alleged coronavirus-related frauds totaling nearly $12 million in losses, according to new data released by the Federal Trade Commission on Friday.

These scams, which run the gamut from individuals hawking fraudulent COVID-19 cures to websites selling fake vaccine kits to phishing email scams trying to steal personal information, are so rampant that the Department of Justice has directed all 94 U.S. Attorneys to appoint a “Coronavirus Fraud Coordinator” for their districts.


Sherry Ellis