Lithium-ion batteries continue to become more prevalent in today’s marketplace. Unfortunately, as the batteries age and their construction materials degrade, cracks can form in their coatings, or internal components can short and lead to a fire. The chemical fire may ignite nearby combustible material and can cause a more involved fire.
Fraud is an ever-evolving crime with fraudsters continually adopting new methods and concocting schemes to suit the conditions of the times. Currently, during the COVID-19 pandemic, fraudsters are creating new ruses by manipulating society’s changing needs and priorities. Fraudsters were particularly adept at playing on human emotions, concerns, and fears. As companies and individuals navigate these unusual times, the atmosphere is ripe with opportunities for schemes.