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Scammy PPE sellers exploit COVID-19 fears


Last month, the FTC filed its first case against an online seller that failed to ship next-day personal protective equipment (PPE) as promised. Today, we have an update: the FTC is filing three more cases as part of a continuing effort to address “online shopping” fraud that seeks to exploit high demand for PPE and other COVID-related products.

The FTC alleges that QYK Brands, LLC, Zaappaaz/, and American Screening, LLC are taking advantage of consumers’ fear of COVID-19 by advertising the availability and quick delivery of hand sanitizer and PPE, while knowing they can’t meet those promises.


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