In response to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) recognizes the need for law enforcement training related to scams and fraud that are being used to exploit a pandemic. The highly contagious COVID-19 has impacted our way of life as we know it. As international, federal, state, county, and local governments, as well as private organizations and individuals work together in response to the coronavirus, there are scammers and fraudsters attempting to capitalize given the opportunity. These scammers and fraudsters are preying on the fear of the public and the unknown factors of the coronavirus while using tactics such as phishing attacks, malware, sale of counterfeit goods, investment fraud, and more. This webinar will give current information on identifying and responding to scams and fraud amidst a pandemic. Information from the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) will be referenced throughout this webinar.
NW3C strives to provide law enforcement with information that can be used to identify, report, investigate, and prosecute high-tech and economic crimes. NW3C also recognizes that the ability of law enforcement to share accurate information and resources with the public is critical for the prevention of scams and fraud. Therefore, in this webinar, relevant resources and websites will be shared to present accurate information that will help identify, respond to, and prevent the scams and fraud that have surfaced during this pandemic.