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DOJ Takes First Action Against Coronavirus Fraud

The Justice Department has taken its first enforcement action against COVID-19 fraud. 

According to DOJ, a federal court has issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against a website,, hawking a "World Health Organization vaccine kit." 

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There is currently no vaccine, DOJ pointed out. The kits were offered for a "shipping charge" of $4.95.  

The TRO required the access to be immediately blocked, which it was at press time. 

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“The Department of Justice will not tolerate criminal exploitation of this national emergency for personal gain,” said Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt in a statement.  

Attorney General William Barr has told the department to prioritize coronavirus fraud prevention.