U.S. Attorney For Arizona Vows Crackdown On Coronavirus Scams

Published: Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 4:01pm
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The U.S. attorney for Arizona says he’s tasked a top assistant with leading fraud investigations connected to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a news release, U.S. Attorney Michael Bailey said the chief of a white-collar crimes unit has been tapped to serve as the COVID-19 Fraud Coordinator. Bailey vowed to catch and prosecute anyone illegally leveraging the public health crisis to make a profit.

Bailey said his office is already getting accusations that people have used the coronavirus outbreak as a chance to prey on others.

There have been reports of scams like people selling fake coronavirus tests door-to-door. And phishing emails sent by someone posing as the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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