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Statement From U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Delaware
Regarding COVID-19 and Fraudulent Activity

WILMINGTON, Del. – “In the midst of this unprecedented national pandemic, I would like to offer some measure of certainty to our community.

First, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is still open for business.  Federal, state, and local law enforcement are still open for business.

Second, federal, state and local law enforcement are aggressively pursuing criminals who seek to profit from COVID-19, whether through hoarding, price gouging or any other fraudulent scheme. Fraudsters, when we find you we will shut you down and seek to lock you up.

Third, there is no good reason for you to provide personal identifying information or banking information over the phone or online. You certainly do not need to provide this information to receive an economic stimulus payment. Be on the lookout for scams and swindles. Don’t be a victim.

Together our strength is immeasurable, so please contact my office at (302) 573-6277 if you encounter any suspicious behavior or fraudulent scams.”

Updated March 30, 2020

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