Global Fraud and Non-Delivery of PPE
The COVID-19 pandemic caused new and unique circumstances that led to demand for personal protection equipment outpacing supply very rapidly. The pandemic’s massive and urgent needs caused chaos in supply that forced U.S. importers to quickly identify new sources for PPE. That urgency combined with restricted travel forced some companies to modify or abandon their normal due diligence processes for vetting new suppliers. And that led to some serious fraudulent activities.