On July 11, 2018, President Trump signed Executive Order 13844, establishing the Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud (Fraud Task Force).
The Fraud Task Force is part of a government-wide initiative to combat fraud against consumers – particularly the elderly, service members, and veterans – and corporate fraud that victimizes the general public and the government. It is chaired by the Deputy Attorney General.
Fraud committed by companies and their employees has a devastating impact on American citizens in the financial markets, the health care sector, and elsewhere. While the Department of Justice already aggressively combats consumer and corporate fraud, the Task Force allows us to do even more by partnering with law enforcement and departments and agencies throughout the government. Drawing on our pooled resources, we identify and stop fraud on a wider scale than any one agency acting alone.
The Fraud Task Force brings together U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Department of Justice's other components, with essential help from other enforcement agencies, to fight fraud affecting American citizens. We pursue our mission with determination, fairness, and the coordinated resources of the Department's law enforcement partners.