Schumer, Gillibrand Demand Special DOJ IG Probe Into Scam Targeting September 11th Victims Compensation Fund Recipients; Vcf Is Overseen By Doj & Senators Say Fed Agency Must Swiftly Determine Who Is Going After 9/11 Vics And How
Senators Say DOJ Must Determine Who Is Behind 9/11 VCF Scam In Order To Fully Assess Its Impact, Schumer, Gillibrand: 9/11 Families Have Suffered Enough
Washington, DC – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today wrote a letter to Department of Justice Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz demanding an investigation into a scam targeting ill and injured 9/11 responders. Scammers are contacting the responders, claiming to be with the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund (VCF), and requesting personal and private information.
“Targeting 9/11 families to trick them into stealing their sensitive health and financial information is sick and twisted and demands immediate attention by the Department of Justice. 9/11 families have suffered enough and that is why the DOJ, which oversees the VCF, must move fast and open a formal investigation to identify the perpetrators and their methods. My message to these scammers is simple: you can run but you cannot hide. Any attempts to further inflict pain on 9/11 families will not stand – you will be caught and brought to justice,” said Senator Schumer.