Attorney General James Orders Craigslist to Remove Posts Selling Fake Coronavirus Treatments and Exorbitantly-Priced Items

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 03/20/2020 - 15:50

New York Attorney General Letitia James today sent a letter to counsel for Craigslist.com, calling on the company to immediately remove posts that attempt to unlawfully and fraudulently profit off consumers’ fears around the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Multiple posts in recent days have attempted to sell fake items that purportedly claim to provide “immunity” to the coronavirus or allow individuals to test for the disease, while others have sought to exorbitantly charge consumers for items like hand sanitizer.