Scam Report: FTC names 25 sellers who must stop making unsubstantiated COVID treatment claims

January 19, 2022

by Spero Financial

The Federal Trade Commission is alerting consumers on "25 sellers who must stop making unsubstantiated COVID treatment claims."

Excerpt from the Federal Trade Commission article "FTC names 25 sellers who must stop making unsubstantiated COVID treatment claims."

As part of the FTC’s ongoing efforts to protect you from shady sellers during the pandemic, the agency sent cease and desist demands to 25 companies that claimed their products can prevent or treat COVID-19. Treatments peddled by these companies include the use of vitamin C infusions, Ivermectin, peptide therapies, herbal remedies, teas, juices, filtered water, nasal irrigation, and seaweed extract. But there is no proof, as required by law, that any of these products can prevent or treat COVID-19 or the Delta or Omicron variants.

When it comes to fighting COVID-19 and spotting unsupported treatment claims, remember:

  • When there’s a medical breakthrough to treat, prevent, or cure a disease, you’re not going to hear about it for the first time through an ad or sales pitch.
  • Always talk with your doctor or healthcare professional before you try any product claiming to treat, prevent, or cure COVID-19.
  • Visit CDC.gov and the FDA.gov for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and its variants.

If you suspect fraud, tell the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov.

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