Avoid Coronavirus Scams

"Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus.

What the FTC is Doing

The FTC and FDA have jointly issued warning letters to seven sellers of unapproved and misbranded products, claiming they can treat or prevent the Coronavirus. The companies’ products include teas, essential oils, and colloidal silver.

The FTC says the companies have no evidence to back up their claims — as required by law. The FDA says there are no approved vaccines, drugs or investigational products currently available to treat or prevent the virus. Read more about the warning letters.

Avoid Coronavirus Scams

Here are some tips to help you keep the scammers at bay:

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credit: Federal Trade Commission
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/coronavirus-scams-what-ftc-doing

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 16:43