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COVID-19: Department of Justice Enforcement Against Scams [July 20, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "Criminals and other malicious actors often seek to capitalize on world events for their gain. Some criminals are leveraging heightened interest in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to take advantage of individuals and organizations. [...] This report provides a brief overview of the types of scams criminals may use to steal money and PII [personally identifiable information] from individuals and businesses. The report also discusses federal law enforcement's role-- specifically, DOJ's [Department of Justice] role--in investigating and prosecuting these scams. Congress, in examining DOJ's priorities going forward, may look to the resources DOJ has placed toward countering fraud more broadly, and toward specific nefarious activity capitalizing on the COVID-19 pandemic."

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CRS Report for Congress, R46461
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2020-07-20
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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