Scam artists are looking to make a big profit off of coronavirus fear.
But William Barr isn’t going to let them get away with it.
William Barr destroyed a devious coronavirus scheme you should beware of.
No one living has lived through a pandemic threat like this one.
Much of the fear comes from the uncertainty of dealing with a situation that could not have been foreseen so the solutions are in the process of being developed.
President Trump is putting all the energy of the federal government and private industry on the task of fighting this virus.
Ventilators are being built, PPE gear production is being ramped up in America since China has closed their doors and the most brilliant minds in the world are focusing on finding medical treatments and a vaccine.
There are solutions coming that will help America beat the Chinese coronavirus.
But criminal minds are trying to take advantage of the fear that people are feeling and are using it to line their own pockets through selling products.
Consumers should be careful of any product that is being sold off the internet that claims to be a treatment or cure for coronavirus.
It is always a good idea that if a product seems too good to be true, verify it from official sources.
William Barr had the DOJ shut down a website selling coronavirus vaccines.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Robert Pitman, a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, issued a temporary restraining order against a website selling nonexistent fake World Health Organization “vaccine kits” after the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Texas made a request, according to a DOJ press release on Sunday.
The Justice Department said the order against “coronavirusmedicalkit.com” requires the registrar of the website to “immediately take action to block public access to it.”
Prosecutors said their goal was “to shutter the website immediately while an investigation of the website and its operators continues… website itself contained a link directing consumers to “Order Now,” which brings users to a page using the FedEx logo that asks of the visitor to input their credit card information.
The website included a coronavirus-related clip from NBC’s Today show as well as what appeared to be six apparently fake testimonials. The website claimed, “Due to the recent outbreak for the coronavirus (COVID-19), the World Health Organization is giving away vaccine kits. Just pay $4.95 for shipping. You just need to add water, and the drugs and vaccines are ready to be administered.”
Even when a vaccine is developed it won’t be sold on the internet for $4.95. It will be administered by doctors’ offices and will be given to populations that are high at risk first.
Medicine should not be obtained through the internet. Even if the treatment is real, what is being sold on the internet is often fake and should not be trusted.
The DOJ under William Barr is doing their best to protect consumers from the crooks that are trying to profit off the coronavirus.