Scams Are Spreading, Too

Coronavirus ploys facing federal crackdown — from bleach to ozone therapy

Scammers are taking advantage of misinformation and fear during the pandemic. As of April 21, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center had reviewed more than 3,600 complaints related to Covid-19 scams, which have included fake vaccines and cures, fraudulent charity drives, and sites seeking people’s identification and bank information. Here are three that faced crackdown in April, so far.

  • One of the most prominent scams is from a group…

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Alexandra Sifferlin

Alexandra Sifferlin

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that