Attorney General’s coronavirus fraud task force already seeing new scams

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – This past Friday, the Attorney General’s Office announced that some scammers have been posing as utility companies, threatening shutoffs if they don’t receive payments over the phone.

This announcement comes less than a week since the creation of the coronavirus fraud task force. Recently, Patrick Morrisey spoke with us about the task force and how it’s cooperation with different departments will help West Virginians during this time.

“When you partner with the US Attorney, the Northern District, the Southern District and the State Attorney General’s Office you can move faster because you can divide up resources from an investigative perspective. That’s a great thing for the citizens of our state,” Morrisey said. 

If you have encountered any scammers, report them to the Attorney General’s fraud hotline. 

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