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Protect Yourself From Fraud During This Pandemic and Always

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, we are seeing “new stories” popping up in an attempt to defraud people and take their money or confidential information in a fraudulent manner.
The view is about all that remains of this home on St. Thomas’ Northside, post Hurricane Irma. Photo by Kelsey Nowakowski.

Congress May Help Hurricane Victims Who Had to Repay Aid

A bill is making its way through Congress to prevent clawbacks of Federal Emergency Management Agency direct cash aid given in error, if there is no allegation of fraud.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Owner of Construction Company Gets 14 Months for Disaster Fraud

Juli Campbell, owner of a Puerto Rico construction company, was sentenced to 14 months in prison following her guilty plea to charges of fraudulently obtaining disaster relief funds following the 2017 hurricanes, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced in a Thursday news release.
A damaged St. Thomas home with a blue tarp roof in March of 2018. (Bill Kossler photo)

Developer Admits Defrauding Feds; Faces 30 Years

Juli Campbell, a Puerto Rico-based developer, faces a December sentencing in federal court after admitting she submitted false payment records to a federal disaster relief program.

Is the Virgin Islands the Latest Municipality Hit by Cyber Crime?

When a top executive at the Water and Power Authority recently told a Senate committee about a $2.3 million dollar theft pulled off with a phony email, it could be seen as a red flag – a sign of cyber crime coming to the USVI.

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