U.S. Attorney McAllister Announces Kansas Covid-19 Fraud Task Force
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister today announced the formation of the Kansas Covid Fraud Task Force.
Task force members from federal and state agencies will work together to investigate and prosecute scammers attempting to prey on Kansans during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“This pandemic is already a health crisis of staggering proportions – we will not let it become a field day for swindlers who seek to capitalize on confusion and fear,” McAllister said. “This task force brings together a team with broad resources to help keep the public safe.”
Members of the Kansas Covid-19 Fraud Task Force include:
Defense Criminal Investigative Service
Department of Labor – Office of Inspector General
Department of Education – Office of Inspector General
Environmental Protection Agency
Food and Drug Administration - Office of Criminal Investigation
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Office of Inspector General
Federal Emergency Management Agency
General Services Administration - Office of Inspector General
Health and Human Services - Office of Inspector General
Housing and Urban Development - Office of Inspector General
Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations
Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation
Johnson County District Attorney’s Office
Kansas Attorney General’s Office
Postal Inspection Service
Small Business Administration - Office of Inspector General
U.S. Secret Service
Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
Treasury – Office of Inspector General
U.S. Army - Criminal Investigation Division
Veteran’s Affairs - Office of Inspector General
Complaints can be submitted to the U.S. attorney’s office at USAKS.Covid.Fraud@usdoj.gov, by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline (1-866-720-5721) or filing a complaint online at https://www.justice.gov/disaster-fraud/ncdf-disaster-complaint-form .
“I anticipate this task force will continue to exist as long as it is needed,” McAllister said.