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Danville Police warn citizens about possible frauds related to COVID-19 economic impact payments
The Danville Police Department is encouraging consumers to use caution and approach offers related to COVID-19 and economic impact payments with a high degree of skepticism. Times of crisis tend to bring out the very best in most people, but unfortunately, also the worst in some others. There are fraudsters who will use this pandemic as an opportunity to exploit others.
According to the Department of Justice, some examples of COVID-19 frauds include:
For more resources, visit the United States Attorney’s Office of the Western District website at https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdva/covid-19-fraud.
Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of fraud should call police at 434-793-0000 or use our crime tips app CARE at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=818#.