The Kansas Attorney General is urging consumers to use caution against scams involving COVID-19. AG Derek Schmidt says in any unsettled times, whether it be the aftermath of a devastating storm or in this case the spread of a new virus, there are those who choose to take advantage of the public’s apprehension and uncertainty. Kansans should be on alert for scams related to the COVID-19 virus, more commonly known as the coronavirus. These scams could include bogus products advertised as coronavirus prevention measures or treatments as well as bogus charities purporting to raise money for coronavirus research or to support coronavirus patients. Schmidt says his office has received reports of these sorts of scams circulating in Kansas.
Any Kansans who have problems with scams may file a complaint with the attorney general’s Consumer Protection Division at www.InYourCornerKansas.org or call (800) 432-2310 for more information.