Federal Agencies Crack Down on COVID-19 Scams

The Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Food and Drug Administration have been mounting a coordinated effort to crack down on scams and quack cures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fake COVID-19 treatment claims, misuse of federal stimulus funds, and false claims about cures have proliferated as the pandemic goes on. Federal agencies are resorting to tools like criminal charges, civil lawsuits, and warning letters to counter such scams and protect the public.

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