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Consumer Protection in Times of Covid 19

December 15, 2020

New Mexico’s Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a consumer safety advisory to New Mexican consumers about the increased proliferation of COVID-19 vaccine related scams, as vaccine rollout begins.

You can read what to watch out for here.

At the same time Nevada’s Attorney General Aaron Ford and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a nationwide crackdown on scams that target consumers with fake promises of income and financial independence.

While California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a 10 million dollar nationwide settlement with Royal Pharmaceuticals LLC and Seton Pharmaceuticals LLC.

Becerra said on quote:

“Cheating a program like Medi-Cal, which provides health insurance for many of California’s most vulnerable residents, is never okay. However, when drug manufacturers come forward and report the companies’ error we’re able to right the wrong and get the money back to the Medi-Cal program where it belongs.”

Read the Press Release on the matter