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Criminals exploit COVID-19 outbreak with counterfeit personal protective equipment
By Kathy Butler on March 24, 2020 at 12:25 PM

N95 maskThe FBI, Department of Justice and HHS Office of Inspector General are asking health care providers to be on the lookout for scams regarding the sale of counterfeit personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gowns, goggles or full-face shields, and N95 respirator masks as required PPE during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The notice posted here includes some recommended proactive measures to help avoid these scams and guidance on what to do if you believe you have purchased counterfeit PPE.

Federal law enforcement would like health care providers to help identify and put a stop to this activity. This information may be useful to provider supply chain managers and procurement staff. The notice also provides information about where to make reports if you identify any of this activity in your area.

If you have questions, please contact one of the attorneys in our Health Care industry group.

Link to COVID-19 Resources page

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