Seeing ads for a coronavirus cure? Ignore them, says Ohio AG Dave Yost

Cleveland.com | Jeremy Pelzer

In the age of coronavirus, another threat is spreading along with it: scams.

Crooks have already cooked up a number of coronavirus-related schemes to exploit people, according to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s office. Here’s some information on what to watch out for and what you can do about it.

Ignore online ads promoting coronavirus cures: There currently are no vaccines, pills, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to cure the virus.

Watch for people going door-to-door: Yost advises caution if someone comes to your home offering a coronavirus test or a temperature reading and requests personal information. Never let strangers into your home, and call police if you see a suspicious person.

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