According tomedia reports, there is no known product can cure or treat the new coronary pneumonia, but this has not stopped individuals and companies to try to use marketing to cheat people’s money. In response, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said Thursday local time that it had recently sent warning letters to 45 companies. In the letter, the FTC said the companies had made false claims about the product’s functionality.
So far, the agency has issued more than 120 such warning letters. According to the FTC, if the ads and product descriptions are deceptive or unscientifically verified, it would amount to a violation of federal law.
The companies sell treatments such as audio CDs against coronaviruses, high-dose intravenous vitamin C, herbal medicine, acupuncture, spinal finger pressure therapy, ozone therapy, bioelectric shielding, HEPA air purifiers, uv therapy, and others, the FTC said.
The FTC has listed the companies in full on its official website. The agency is also working to stop automatic calls related to new coronary pneumonia.
The companies that were warned were asked to immediately stop any claims that their products had the effect of treating the new coronavirus. They were also asked to report within 48 hours how they addressed the FTC’s concerns. In addition, the FTC said it would follow up on companies that did not respond immediately.