Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ReportCoronaVirusFraud

For accurate and up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s website at cdc.gov/covid19.

Report Coronavirus Fraud | Federal Efforts | Department of Justice Resources | Coronavirus Fraud News

The Department of Justice is remaining vigilant in detecting, investigating, and prosecuting wrongdoing related to the crisis.  In a memo to U.S. Attorneys, Attorney General Barr said, "The pandemic is dangerous enough without wrongdoers seeking to profit from public panic and this sort of conduct cannot be tolerated."

Be aware that criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 worldwide through a variety of scams.  There have been reports of:

  • Individuals and businesses selling fake cures for COVID-19 online and engaging in other forms of fraud.
  • Phishing emails from entities posing as the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Malicious websites and apps that appear to share virus-related information to gain and lock access to your devices until payment is received.
  • Seeking donations fraudulently for illegitimate or non-existent charitable organizations.

Criminals will likely continue to use new methods to exploit COVID-19 worldwide.

If you think you are a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, you can report it without leaving your home though a number of platforms. Go to:

Federal Efforts

Coronavirus.gov

This is a primary lane of information for the public regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).  It is a portal for public information that is curated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force at the White House, working in conjunction with CDC, HHS and other agency stakeholders. Coronavirus.gov will link to the appropriate Federal agency website as the authoritative source for that information as necessary.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) landing page on CDC.gov is the latest public health and safety information from CDC and for the overarching medical and health provider community on COVID-19. The site contains consumer and medical information on how the virus spreads, symptoms, prevention and treatment, stigma, cases and what to do if you are sick, along with frequently asked questions.

What the U.S. Government is Doing | Spanish

Landing page on USA.gov that is cataloging all U.S. government activities related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).  USA.gov can support both English and Spanish content. 

Department of Justice Resources

Actions Taken by the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General

National Center for Disaster Fraud

The National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) is the result of a partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice and various law enforcement and regulatory agencies to form a national coordinating agency within the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice to improve and further the detection, prevention, investigation, and prosecution of fraud related to natural and man-made disasters, and to advocate for the victims of such fraud.

Administrative Relief for DOJ Grant Recipients and Applicants Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID—19)

The Department of Justice recognizes the many challenges that DOJ award recipients are experiencing during the COVID-19 national emergency.  On March 19, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued OMB memorandum M-20-17, “Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations,” affording Federal awarding agencies additional flexibilities to provide administrative relief to funding recipients affected by the loss of operational capacity and increased costs due to the COVID-19 national emergency.  Relief for various administrative, financial management, and audit requirements under 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards can be found below for DOJ’s three grant making agencies.  In addition, these links provide other relevant information and answers to frequently asked questions by recipients and sub-recipients impacted by the COVID-19 national emergency and may be updated as new information becomes available:

Please keep in mind that in accordance with M-20-17, exceptions to 2 CFR Part 200 are time-limited and the flexibilities afforded to Federal awarding agencies will be reassessed by OMB within 90 days of the issuance of its memo.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

As the United States and the world deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the FBI's national security and criminal investigative work continues. The FBI urges everyone to remain vigilant as threats related to the pandemic arise. Use the resources on this page to help keep yourself and your family safe from these threats.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Diversion Control Division

During this National Emergency the Diversion Control Division will continue to work with our Federal partners, DEA registrants, and their representative association to assure that there is an adequate supply of controlled substances in the United States. The DEA will also work to assure that patients will have access to controlled substances.

Bureau of Prisons

Prioritization of Home Confinement As Appropriate in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

BOP Implementing Modified Operations

National Institute of Corrections

NIC COVID-19 information

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

Impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on VCF Operations

Executive Office for Immigration Review

Operational Status During Coronavirus Pandemic

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