As the Assistant Director of Homeland Security Investigations' Global Trade Investigations Division, I would like to reassure the public that the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center and its 25 domestic and international partners stand ready to investigate enterprising criminals exploiting fear and anxiety among consumers in search of protective measures - especially online - to help guard against illness.

Whether protecting against criminals hoping to cash in during a pandemic, or simply guarding against other unscrupulous activity during public health emergencies, our mission remains firmly committed to doing everything we can to help protect the lives and safety of the American people, especially those most vulnerable.

As we continue to work together, please know that we are very much aware of the need for reliable, accurate and timely information during this crisis, and will do our best to share that information with you on this website and on our social medial platforms, including Twitter, @IPRCenter.

Stay well, be safe, and thank you for your interest in the work of the IPR Center and its partners.


Steve Francis
IPR Center Director

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