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FTC: Sellers need proof for COVID treatment claims

Colleen Tressler
As part of its ongoing efforts to protect consumers from sellers of scam COVID-19 treatments, the FTC has sent 20 more warning letters to companies that claim their products can prevent, treat or cure
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Scammy PPE sellers exploit COVID-19 fears

Colleen Tressler
Last month, the FTC filed its first case against an online seller that failed to ship next-day personal protective equipment (PPE) as promised. Today, we have an update: the FTC is filing three more
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Cracking down on fake COVID-19 cures

Jabari Cook
If you or a loved one has COVID-19, you might feel hopeful about products that guarantee you the treatment or cure you’re looking for. But if those products don’t work as advertised, then you could
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Health product claims and false guarantees

Lisa Lake
If you’re looking for help with chronic pain, you might come across over-the-counter devices promising powerful, drug-free relief. But sometimes device marketers make claims that are not backed by
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More FTC warnings about scam Coronavirus treatments

Colleen Tressler
The FTC continues to seek out and warn sellers who peddle so-called Coronavirus treatments with no proof they work. If you see an ad that says a product can prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19, stop
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FTC warns 45 more sellers of scam Coronavirus treatments

Colleen Tressler
Every day we are reading about researchers studying potential ways to prevent, treat or cure COVID-19. However, at this time there certainly are no products you can buy online, or services you can get