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District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 15, 2020

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

FBI

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.

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Updated May 15, 2020