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Fake coronavirus treatments peddled by Jim Bakker Show denounced by FTC
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The Federal Trade Commission and Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters on Monday to seven companies including The Jim Bakker Show for "allegedly selling unapproved products that may violate federal law by making deceptive or scientifically unsupported claims" about treating coronavirus.
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The six other companies are Vital Silver, Quinessence Aromatherapy Ltd., N-ergetics, GuruNanda, LLC, Vivify Holistic Clinic and Herbal Amy LLC.
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"There already is a high level of anxiety over the potential spread of coronavirus," FTC Chairman Joe Simons said in a statement. "What we don't need in this situation are companies preying on consumers by promoting products with fraudulent prevention and treatment claims. These warning letters are just the first step. We're prepared to take enforcement actions against companies that continue to market this type of scam."
The products included teas, essential oils and colloidal silver, according to the FTC.