Disaster Fraud Task Force [website]   [open html - 31KB]

"The Disaster Fraud Task Force was established to deter, detect, and prosecute instances of fraud related to the Hurricane Katrina disaster. As multiple disasters occurred in subsequent years, the Task Force expanded its mandate to all types of disaster fraud. The Task Force [combats] all types of fraud relating to disasters and their aftermath, with an emphasis on charity fraud, emergency-benefit fraud, identity theft, insurance fraud, and procurement fraud. The Task Force includes the Criminal Division, United States Attorneys' Offices, the FBI [Federal Bureau of Investigation], the Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Secret Service, the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, federal Inspectors General, and various representatives of state and local law enforcement. The Task Force is coordinating on the federal, state, and local levels with law enforcement and with other entities involved in the relief and reconstruction effort. This website will allow you to find current information on the work and progress of the Task Force."

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