Here come the frauds: From bogus vaccine kits to 'Silver Solution'
March 29, 2020
Vaccine kits. “Silver Solution” treatment. Even coronavirus-fighting toothpaste.
The swindles have begun. As Americans struggle to cope with the spread of COVID-19, they will also need to brace themselves for “disaster fraud” – those cons that rely on post-catastrophe chaos to separate people from their money.
In late March, two months after the first case was confirmed in the U.S., the Justice Department filed its first enforcement action on the issue, seeking a restraining order in Austin, Texas, against a website peddling non-existent World Health Organization vaccine kits. A f...