COVID-19 Fraud

As federal and state governments fight the COVID-19 pandemic, they also will face waves of fraud. Unscrupulous profiteers will compound the pandemic’s misery by scheming to steal taxpayer money. In fact, they already have done so. COVID-19 has caused both health care and economic crises. With the unprecedented trillions of dollars that governments will be spending, the scale of fraud is likely to be unprecedented as well.

Rapidly emerging and evolving fraud schemes target our health care systems and programs, our government procurement channels, and our financial markets. We represent whistleblower clients in all of those areas. Specific areas where we expect to find COVID-19 fraud include:

This list is by no means exhaustive. Law enforcement and government agencies are working hard to protect public health and the public fisc from COVID-19 fraud. However, they need help. Whistleblowers are important now more than ever to help uncover scams, recover money for the government, and bring to justice those who exploit this crisis for illegal gain.

If you know of COVID-19 fraud, please contact us. Whistleblowers can be eligible for rewards under the False Claims Act or other whistleblower programs. To read more about COVID-19 fraud, please see the posts below.

Suzanne Durrell Interviewed by Corporate Crime Reporter

Whistleblower Law Collaborative Co-Founder and Managing Partner Suzanne Durrell was featured in the July 13 print issue of Corporate Crime Reporter.  Her interview covers the newly announced Taxpayers Against Fraud Education...
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Whistleblower Law Collaborative To Co-Host Covid-19 Webinar

On July 30, 2020 at 1 pm ET, Whistleblower Law Collaborative will co-host a webinar in conjunction with the American Bar Association, Charles River Associates and Ropes & Gray focused on...
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A Night on the Town: Florida Man Commits Covid Fraud, Buys Lamborghini

Today we bring you another story of the ever present “Florida Man.” Now profiting through Covid fraud by obtaining $4 million from the Payroll Protection Program to buy a Lamborghini...
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Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Creates COVID-19 Task Force

Earlier this month, the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAFEF) formally announced the launch of a national COVID-19 Anti-Fraud Task Force. The Task Force will assist federal and state law...
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DOJ Briefs Senate Committee on Its Efforts to Fight COVID-19 Scams

This week, Department of Justice officials appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee. They described steps DOJ is taking to detect, investigate, and prosecute COVID-19 scams. The two officials were Associate...
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HHS OIG Response to COVID-19 Challenges

The largest of the federal Offices of Inspectors General is at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS OIG). As we have written before, Offices of Inspectors General are...
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