WASHINGTON (WJZ) — Attorney General William Barr urged the public Friday to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19.

The public can do so by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud hotline at 1-866-720-5721 or by e-mailing the NCDF at disaster@leo.gov.

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This week, Barr directed all U.S. Attorneys to prioritize the investigation and prosecution of Coronavirus-related fraud schemes.

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Police in Bowie warned residents about a suspect who allegedly had on an orange vest and a blue surgical mask, approached people at two homes, and said he was inspecting for the new coronavirus.

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