COVID-19 Fraud

The United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has recently notified the public about fraud schemes related to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies are responding to allegations of COVID-19 fraud by both individuals and companies during these difficult and unprecedented times. Some of these fraudulent and criminal acts include:

– Fraudulently obtaining COVID-19 relief loans and (“relief fraud schemes”)

– Illegitimate offerings of COVID-19 tests to Medicare beneficiaries in exchange for personal details, including Medicare information

– Scams pertaining to loans guaranteed by the small business administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

– Fraudulent loan applications seeking money in paycheck protection programs (PPP)

– Unsolicited telephone calls and emails from people claiming to be IRS and Treasury employees

– Student loan scams

– Stimulus check scams

– Robocall scams

– Contact tracing scams

– Etc.

More information pertaining to these scams can be found on the Federal Communications Commission website:

If you or someone you know has been charged with COVID-19 fraud, immediate legal guidance is needed. At the Criminal Law Offices of Stefanie A. Murphy, your best interest is our first priority. We will guide you through the legal process and do our best to get you the best possible outcome given the unique facts of your case.

The sooner you put Stefanie A. Murphy to work for your COVID-19 fraud charges in Rhode Island, the better the chance of avoiding the worst possible consequences you could be facing. Call the Law Offices of Stefanie A. Murphy immediately if you are confronted by police, questioned, or arrested pertaining to COVID-19 fraud. Your initial consultation is always FREE!