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The rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has created havoc in all aspects of our business and personal lives. To make matters worse, the virus itself isn’t the only element invading our lives.  Fraudsters have found a whole new avenue to perpetrate schemes and scams.

From January 1, 2020 through April 15, 2020, the FTC received 18,235 reports related to COVID-19, and people reported losing $13.4M to fraud.  The top complaint categories relate to travel and vacations, online shopping and bogus text messages.

Fraud related to COVID-19 is occurring in multiple types of schemes and scams including:

  • Medical testing, vaccines and medical equipment
  • Travel and vacations
  • Online shopping
  • Internet Services
  • Contact tracing
  • The CARES Act and the Payroll Protection Program

These are just a few of the most prominent schemes that have arisen.  During this session, we will delve into the intricacies of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is impacting the world of fraud. 

Learning Objectives

  • Explore types of COVID-19 medical testing schemes.
  • Identify and evaluate current FTC Statistics on COVID related fraud.
  • Recognize and examine FBI Fraud Warnings related to COVID related schemes.
  • Discover and examine fraud that will occur with the CARES Act and Payroll Protection Program.
  • Identify tips for preventing and mitigating fraud
Last updated/reviewed: June 28, 2020

4 Reviews (16 ratings)Reviews

5
Member's Profile
As someone who has been the target of identity theft, I'm always vigilant of the types of electronic and telephone communications that seek to defraud individuals, as I have received a large volume of phishing scams, robocalls, and extortion emails. I highly recommend this course that focuses on the different types of fraud amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Scammers and other predatory entities are seeking to take advantage of people during this challenging time, and we as employees, employers, and consumers must be armed with knowledge to avoid getting swindled.
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Anonymous Author
One of the most recent courses from Lynn. Very informative and with good listing of potential fraud activities and how to mitigate them. Great timing for this course and one of the largest power point presentation.
5
Anonymous Author
Great overview of the COVID crisis. It definitely gets you thinking about how much this pandemic may impact fraud with in our organizations.
5
Anonymous Author
Great overview of the many areas of potential fraud. Covers a wide range of topics.

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  6:20Introduction to Fraud In The World Of COVID
  11:25Medical Testing Schemes
  7:38FTC COVID Fraud Stats
  14:04FBI Warnings
  11:52Department of Justice
  11:11Contact Tracing and Cares Act
  2:09FBI Tips
  14:20Other COVID Frauds
  14:01Other COVID Frauds Cont'd
  8:55U.S. Security Services
  8:51Payroll Protection Program
  11:16Payroll Costs
  4:08Summary
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  2:06:09Fraud In The World Of COVID
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  PDFSlides: Fraud In The World Of COVID
  PDFFraud In The World Of COVID Glossary/ Index
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM