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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 14, 2021

21 Reviews (84 ratings)Reviews

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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.
5
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
Outstanding course. I especially benefitted from the coverage on possible Program Protection Program fraud. Ms. Fountain expertly detailed the potential shortfalls with the implementation of this program.
4
Member's Profile
The information presented was comprehensive. The list of government agencies involved in identifying and fighting against the different types of fraud was somewhat surprising.
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Anonymous Author
Generally, it's a good course. However, because the course was recorded many months ago, much of the COVID statistics are quite out of date.
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.
4
Anonymous Author
Appreciate the fact the topic is relevant to the situation at hand. Presenter was engaging and material covered was intriguing and concise.
5
Anonymous Author
This course is super relevant and a good refresher since I took it during the pandemic. Thank you for taking the time to share these tips.
5
Anonymous Author
Interesting course, good slides, and presentation. Lynn is easy to listen to and personalize the data to make it more understandable.
5
Member's Profile
All very valid and good points raised, relevant exam questions were made as well and good reference back to the slides.
4
Anonymous Author
This is a good course for everyone to take that will help them keep their antennae up for potential fraud during covid.
5
Anonymous Author
wow, the course have a lot of information that is so important to can detect and prevent the newest kind of fraud.
5
Anonymous Author
Very relevant course, learned a lot and found the course full of helpful detail and new information
4
Anonymous Author
Good overall course that is very timely; all good things to keep in mind during the COVID-era
5
Anonymous Author
Great overview of the many areas of potential fraud. Covers a wide range of topics.
4
Anonymous Author
Good summary of issues facing people and industries related to COVID related fraud.
5
Member's Profile
Good information to inform employees and to keep an eye out for in the future.
4
Anonymous Author
Great course of fraud in the world of covid - 19 which added value to me
5
Anonymous Author
Good course ID ing new opportunities to commit fraud. Well presented.
5
Member's Profile
Thank you for the great overview and upbeat presentation!
5
Anonymous Author
Very well done webinar. A lot of very good information

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
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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