Coronavirus: Fighting Scams and Fraud During a Global PandemicDuration: 75 Minutes
Recorded April 1, 2020
This webinar is intended to inform law enforcement and
criminal justice professionals about some scams and acts of fraud that are
likely to be perpetrated during a pandemic.
In response to the rapid
spread of the coronavirus, NW3C and the Regional Information Sharing Systems
(RISS) 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, local, 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 bring current information on identifying and responding to
scams and frauds amidst a pandemic. Information from the U.S. Center for Disease
Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) will be referenced throughout
NW3C and the RISS Centers strive to provide law enforcement with information
that can be used to identify, report, investigate, and prosecute high-tech and
economic crimes. NW3C and RISS also recognize 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, and prevent the scams and fraud that have
surfaced during this pandemic.
Presented by: NW3C Staff
Webinar Fee: $0.00 per attendee