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...