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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Joint Federal-State COVID-19 Task Force Formed to Stop Misconduct

U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Craig Carpenito, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, and New Jersey Acting State Comptroller Kevin D. Walsh have announced the formation of a joint federal-state task force to investigate and prosecute a wide range of misconduct arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, including the unlawful hoarding of medical supplies, price gouging, charity scams, procurement fraud, insurance fraud, phishing schemes, and false and misleading investment opportunities. See the AG’s COVID-19 Task Force Press Release for more details.

The New Jersey COVID-19 Fraud Task Force will form joint investigative and prosecution teams to quickly address fraud complaints. In addition, the Task Force will share information publicly about common frauds so individuals and businesses can better protect themselves. Residents are encouraged to report possible misconduct through a hotline established by the National Center for Disaster Fraud at 866-720-5721 or disaster@leo.gov. Complainants may remain anonymous.

Please share this information with your citizens: Residents Should Report COVID-19 related fraud, hoarding, price gouging to the New Jersey COVID-19 Task Force.
To report misconduct: Call the Disaster Hotline at 866-720-5721 or email disaster@leo.gov

Contact: Jon Moran, Senior Legislative Analyst, jmoran@njlm.org, 609-695-3481 x121.


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