Protect Yourself from Pandemic Scammers The head of our Financial Crimes Section discusses scams and crimes related to the COVID-19 pandemic and offers tips on how to protect yourself.

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Q: Why is this pandemic, or any disaster, such an opportunity for scammers and criminals? A: Unfortunately, criminals are very opportunistic. They see a vulnerable population out there that they can prey upon. People are scared and looking for help. People are trying to protect themselves and their families.