Thursday, June 24, 2021
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and the three U.S. attorneys teamed up on Thursday to warn Floridians about scams related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The resolution is also being backed by U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Mary., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho.
This week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody showcased her office’s efforts to crackdown on price gouging during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Through a partnership with FDEM and FDOH, Publix is receiving 15,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to launch a new pilot program at 22 select Publix Supermarkets, beginning Friday, January 8. Appointments can be made beginning Thursday, January 7,” the governor’s office noted. 
At the end of last week, Orlando City Commissioner Tony Ortiz, the president of the Florida League of Cities (FLC), responded to a letter from Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on cybersecurity.
This week, members of the Florida congressional delegation from both sides of the aisle tried to push the federal government on a host of issues as it continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
Moody participated in the Federal Trade Commission’s annual launch of Identity Theft Awareness Week, which kicked off on Monday to help provide consumers with resources and tips to protect their finances and personal information. With Floridians beginning to file 2020 taxes, the new Scams at a Glance: Tax Identity Theft brochure is designed to help taxpayers avoid identity thieves attempting to gain access to personal information through tax-filing schemes.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., released an online video on Tuesday to offer some information on coronavirus and COVID 19, urging Americans to take them seriously and not dismiss them as part of partisan politics.
With the continuing rollout of vaccines and an increasing number of Floridians seeking to secure appointments, scammers have devised multiple methods attempting to take advantage of the highly anticipated vaccination distribution.
U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., led the letter, getting almost 20 members of the U.S. House to sign it including U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla.