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WASHINGTON — Fraudsters are leveraging increased fear and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money and launder it through the complex cryptocurrency ecosystem. People of all ages, including the elderly, are being victimized by criminals through cryptocurrency-related fraud schemes. Developments in cryptocurrency technology and an increasing number of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Attorney General Denise George is alerting V.I. residents to a wave of COVID-19 scams occurring as a result of the global Coronavirus pandemic. These scams focus on all areas of consumer vulnerability to capitalize on the fear and rapidly changing developments being provided by local and federal

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An angry mob descended upon a St. Thomas man who complained that he paid cash for marijuana to someone near a Smith Bay convenience store, but the drug dealer never returned with the illegal product, authorities said. A concerned citizen called the 911 Emergency Call Center to

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner Richard Evangelista reminds business owners and the public of the restrictions mandated by law on the serving of alcohol on Good Friday. According to VIC Title 1, Chapter 11, Subsection 171(b): “Distilled liquor and drinks prepared therewith shall not

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services has announced that Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) has not been implemented in the territory. There is no Presidential Disaster Declaration at this time. Households with reduced or terminated income may apply for benefits through the normal DHS SNAP offices located

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner Richard Evangelista urged consumers to practice social distancing when shopping.  On Wednesday, DLCA and Commissioner Trevor Velinor of the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) invited major grocery retailers across the Territory to meet via teleconference to discuss and share

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public that the rack rate issued by Limetree Bay effective March 30-April 5, 2020 is lower for Regular and Premium by 25.35 percent and 30.77 percent respectively from the prior week’s rate. The new price for Regular

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert on Monday urged the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline (1-866-720-5721) or by sending an email to the NCDF e-mail address, disaster@leo.gov In coordination with the Department

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr., declared a State of Health Emergency in the United States Virgin Islands on Friday. And the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs simultaneously issued a price freeze order on items and services related to the prevention and spread of COVID-19 at the price level

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department is advising the general public that there is a Social Security Administration scam being perpetuated on old people in the territory. Callers are claiming that they are law enforcement officers and they are requesting the person’s Social Security Number and demanding that you

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