FTC Continues to Battle Flood of Fake COVID-19 Cures

  • The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) sent letters to 20 companies warning them to stop making false and unsupported marketing claims about their products’ ability to cure or prevent COVID-19 in violation of the FTC Act.
  • The letters were sent to companies marketing a wide range of products and therapies, including bead bracelets, copper water bottles, light therapy, ozone therapy, injectables, fitness classes, supplements, and water filtration systems.
  • The letters advise recipients that they must immediately stop making COVID-19-related health claims and notify the FTC of their remedial actions within 48 hours of receipt of the letter.
  • As previously reported, the FTC has sent multiple rounds of similar letters to over 330 companies since the pandemic came to the United States.