Recent Examples of COVID Testing Fraud

 Recent Examples of COVID Testing Fraud

Introduction 

Fraudsters and criminals have wasted no time capitalizing on the public fear and sentiment of the novel coronavirus pandemic (“COVID-19”). Common fraudulent schemes include fake cures, free testing materials in exchange for personal information, billing frauds, coding frauds, loan frauds, and other testing frauds. 

This has caused a direct increase in federal scrutiny as well as multiple legislative actions such as paid-leave guarantees and the establishment of the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). Thus, the COVID-19 pandemic has put all companies in every industry sector at risk of a federal investigation. 

In addition to understanding COVID-19-related frauds and their warning signs, it is also important to be aware of the latest federal responses. As explained by fraud defense attorneys,…

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