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The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has charged nearly 500 individuals for allegedly participating in coronavirus-related scams and fraudulent activities. As of March 26, 474 individuals have been publicly charged with COVID-19 fraud schemes focused on siphoning over $569 million from government financial relief projects, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan […]

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Despite newly created opportunities for fraudsters to rip-off unsuspecting citizens during the ongoing pandemic, tech support scams inflicted nearly $150 million in reported losses in 2020. According to the 2020 Internet Crime Report, the FBI’s Internet Crime Center received 15,421 fraudulent tech support complaints from victims in 60 countries – a 171% increase from 2019. […]

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As vaccination against the COVID-19 coronavirus is kicking off worldwide, fraudsters and other types of threat actors are attempting to capitalize on the situation by selling illegal or counterfeit goods, conducting phishing, targeting unsuspecting users with malware, and more. Last week, several U.S. government organizations issued a warning of increasingly frequent fraud and phishing attacks, […]

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