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Products online claim to prevent or treat COVID-19. Where can I report websites selling fraudulent products with fraudulent claims?

Currently, there are no FDA-approved products for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19. The FDA advises consumers to be beware of websites and stores selling products that claim to prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19. If you have a question about a product sold online that claims to treat, prevent, or cure COVID-19, talk to your health care provider or doctor.

Please report websites selling products with fraudulent claims about treatment or prevention of COVID-19. If you have experienced a bad reaction to a product sold with COVID-19 claims, report it to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program:

  • Complete and submit the report online; or
  • Download and complete the form (PDF), then submit it via fax at 1-800-FDA-0178.
  • Include as much information as you can about the product that caused the reaction, including the product name, the manufacturer, and the lot number (if available).

This consumer update and video can help you learn how to protect yourself and your family from fraud.

Last updated October 16, 2020
Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administrationlinks to external site

See also: Treatments and immunity