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March 26, 2020

U.S. Attorney warns of COVID-related fraud

RIVERTON (WNE) — The U.S. Attorney Mark A. Klaassen in charge of federal prosecutions in Wyoming is urging the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

“It is unfortunate, but criminals often use times of adversity to their advantage,” said U.S. Attorney Mark Klaassen.

Some examples of potential fraud schemes to be aware of include:

• Individuals and businesses selling fake testing kits, masks, treatments, or cures for COVID-19 online and engaging in other forms of fraud.

• “Phishing” e-mails from e...

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