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FTC sends more warnings to sellers of scam Coronavirus treatments

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Last month, the FTC and FDA sent warning letters to seven sellers of unapproved and misbranded products, claiming they can treat or prevent the Coronavirus. Today, the FTC sent warning letters to 10 more companies.

The companies’ products include everything from a bundle of supplements called an “ANTI-VIRUS KIT” to “Sonic Silicone Face Brushes” and intravenous (IV) “therapies” with high doses of Vitamin C. The FTC says the companies have no evidence to back up their claims — as required by law. The 10 companies are:

  • Bioenergy Wellness Miami
  • Face Vital LLC
  • LightAir International AB
  • MedQuick Labs LLC
  • New Performance Nutrition
  • ParaTHRIVE LLC
  • Resurgence Medical Spa, LLC
  • Rocky Mountain IV Medics
  • Suki Distribution Pte. Ltd.
  • Vita Activate

Some of the FTC’s letters challenge products sold online; others challenge treatments offered in clinics or for use at home. Make no mistake: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to say there currently are no products proven to treat or prevent the virus.

The FTC’s letters tell the companies to immediately stop making all claims that their products can treat or cure the Coronavirus. The letters also require the companies to notify the FTC within 48 hours of the specific actions they have taken to address the agency’s concerns. The agency will follow up with companies that fail to make adequate corrections. The FTC also will continue to monitor social media, online marketplaces, and incoming complaints to help ensure that the companies do not continue to market fraudulent products under a different name or on another website.

Want more information on the latest scams we’re seeing? Sign up for our consumer alerts. See a product claiming to treat, cure or prevent the Coronavirus? Report it to the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint.

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Comments

Thank you for your ongoing efforts on our behalf.

All of these “businesses” should be charged for fraud a warning falls short and a laughable response . They have attempted to get into the pockets of gullible victims . Make them the victim of the legal system and reach into their pockets shall we?

Great Job folks! Thank you!

The people you sent warning letters to are not taking it very seriously. I just watched the "700 Club" this morning 4/14/20 and they were pushing Vitamin C.

You can help law enforcement by reporting problems to www.FTC.gov/Complaint. The information you give goes into a secure database that the FTC and other law enforcement agencies use for investigations.

Thanks

The Agency should prosecute all these organizations by sending the owners to stand trial in Alaska. This way these so called “wanna be medical people will learn a lesson of “unjust enrichment”. If this is not possible put wanted posters up so that “bounty hunters can bring them to justice” on a chain gang.

Hopefully you all saved someone from all this that goes on!! these people have no heart or soul! thank you for the great work!! stay safe all and healthy!!

Thank you for looking out for consumers and having our best interests in mind!

thank for all you do.

My sincere appreciation for being such a strong advocate for the American consumer. Your organization (FTC) shares timely and relative information with your subscribers.
I would only hope that other government entities such as the FDA and the CDC would replicate the FTC efforts and benefits.
Gratefully, Consumer 101

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