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HSI investigation leads to seizure of 9th fraudulent website seeking to capitalize on COVID-19

BALTIMORE — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has seized “freevaccinecovax.org” which purported to be the website of an actual biotechnology company developing a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus but instead was allegedly used to collect the personal information of individuals visiting the site, in order to use the information for nefarious purposes, including fraud, phishing attacks and/or deployment of malware. Individuals visiting the site will now see a message that the site has been seized by the federal government and be redirected to another site for additional information.


Contact Darren Heyman, immigration attorney, for more information,





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