Attorney General James Takes Action Against Coronavirus Health Scams, Issues Guidance To New Yorkers

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 03/05/2020 - 14:06

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today issued guidance to New Yorkers highlighting available resources and potential consumer scams related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). With several cases confirmed in New York, it is critical that New Yorkers are aware of their rights and the resources available to help them during this time. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is actively monitoring retailers for potential incidents of price gouging of necessary goods and entities selling bogus medical treatments that purport to effectively treat or cure COVID-19. This week, Attorney General James issued a “cease and desist” order to an entity that is marketing a product as a treatment for the coronavirus even though there is currently no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent the disease or treatment to cure it.

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