FBI PSA - Fraudulent COVID-19 Shipping and Insurance Fees
"The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is issuing this announcement to raise awareness of criminal actors exploiting the public and the shipping industry by invoking fake COVID-19-related regulations and fees.
The FBI is aware of incidents involving individuals or companies referencing fake "newly enacted" COVID-19 shipping laws, regulations, or insurance requirements with the purpose of charging additional fees before the delivery of a product. Examples of this criminal activity include demanding fraudulent COVID-19 insurance fees after the purchase for the delivery of live pets from online U.S. websites. An additional example includes criminal actors fraudulently collecting "refundable" maritime insurance fees, citing fake COVID-19 laws."