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Beware Of Scammers Selling Fake COVID-19 Remedies

Social media is swirling with fear and worry about the coronavirus, and that’s got plenty of crooks trying to make a quick buck. State consumer protection administrator Lara Sutherlin says anyone who’s trying to sell you a cure at all is a scam artist. “We’re seeing scams around fake oils, fake vaccinations, fake home cures, because people are scared and these kinds of scams work.”

Essential oils won’t prevent the virus, and neither will special body washes or anything someone’s going to sell you online. The only way to prevent the spread is to practice social distancing and using good hygiene routines. Sutherlin says no multi level marketing product is going to help you. What can help you is continuing to social distance and practicing good hygiene.