COVID-19 Resources & Updates
Are you worried about a child(ren) or an adult in your neighborhood? To make a child or adult protective services referral to Fredericksburg Social Services between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. call (540) 940-2401 or (540) 372-1032 ext. 298. After hours, call (800) 552-7096 (Child Protective Services Hotline) or (888) 832-3858 (Adult Protective Services Hotline). Thank you for helping us to keep your neighbors safe during this time of crisis.
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Information about COVID-19 Frauds and Scams
Recently the FBI warned about rapidly emerging fraud trends related to supplies in shortage due to COVID-19. The announcement was focused on medical supplies; however, common household items and other inventory in short supply are also subject to similar fraud.
The current environment is ripe for fraudulent actors perpetrating “advance fee” and email compromise schemes. In advance fee schemes related to procurement, a victim pre-pays (partially or in full) a purported seller or a broker for a good or service and then receives little or nothing in return.
Email compromise schemes often involve the spoofing of a legitimate known email address or use of a nearly identical email address to communicate with a victim to redirect legitimate payments to a bank account controlled by fraudsters.
Multiple incidents have been reported to law enforcement in which entities, attempting to procure equipment or goods, transferred funds to fraudulent brokers and sellers in advance of receiving the items. The parties involved attempt to expedite payments for items prior to their arrival due to the current emergency. While the activity reported by law enforcement is targeted at government entities, commercial brokers (e.g. Amazon) have reported experiencing similar behavior as well.
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