The US Federal Trade Commission on Friday said it has received more than 15,000 fraud complaints related to the lost nearly $12 million to .since the beginning of the year. The latest data from the federal agency shows consumers have already
Last week, the FTC warned that it wasrelated to the coronavirus. These scams range from travel and vacation refund and cancellation deceptions to mobile texting scams and to scammers posing as the government.
The Justice Department has also asked therelated to the coronavirus so officials can snuff out scams more quickly.
COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, has rapidly spread across the globe. The World Health Organization on March 11 declared the outbreak a pandemic. There are now over 1.6 million confirmed cases globally, with more than 466,000 in the US as of Friday.