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Danger! Federal Office warns of evil corona fraudsters who advertise "miracle drugs"

2020-12-05T19:54:32.424Z

The Federal Office warns consumers about perfidious corona fraudsters. They want to make profit from the crisis with ineffective “miracle cures”.



The Federal Office warns consumers about perfidious corona fraudsters.

They want to make profit from the crisis with ineffective “miracle cures”.

  • Federal Office for Consumer Protection warns of

    corona fraudsters

    .

  • Dietary supplements

    are

    sold on the Internet

    as supposed "

    miracle cures

    ".

  • Some of them contain

    dangerous ingredients

    .

The number of serious

corona infections

and 

deaths due to the corona virus

 in Germany is increasing from week to week, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) informed on Thursday (December 3rd, 2020) in a press conference.

Although the vaccine is about to be approved in Germany, a cure is not in sight.

This worries many people.

Out of this fear, corona fraudsters are now trying to make a profit using perfidious methods.

In an official press release, the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) is now urgently warning against 

false promises made

 by 

alleged “miracle cures”

 against 

Corona,

because the products offered are food supplements and not drugs: “Food supplements can

neither prevent nor cure

Covid 19 disease

“, It says in the message.

Corona fraudsters

would illegally advertise self-declared "miracle drugs" on the Internet.

In their advertising slogans, they promise relief, healing and even prevention of corona, among other things.

This is forbidden because dietary supplements are not drugs, the BVL continues.

#FAQ on dietary supplements & #CoronaVirus: There are currently fraudulent online offers circulating which advertise illegally to protect against # COVID19.

These products can neither prevent nor cure COVID-19 diseases!

# covid19deutschland



👉 https://t.co/zw8c3p6aCG pic.twitter.com/7BlDFDDXcF

- BVL (@BVL_Bund) November 24, 2020

Warning: Corona fraudsters sell ineffective "wonder drugs"

Friedel Cramer, BVL boss, finds these illegal promises and playing with the fear of the population "unheard of".

There is currently no effective drug for a corona virus disease.

None of the products can 

alleviate or even cure

Covid-19 

.

There is currently no

effective drug against the

disease caused

by the 

corona virus 

.

The 

distance and hygiene rules

 to be observed is the only Helpful.

In the course of the

inspection

, 60 suspicious

websites have been

identified so far, and there are even 592 across the EU

. The

BVL

press release also states

: Member States forwarded.

On-site inspections were carried out by the local authorities and the offers changed or deleted. ”According to BVL, online markets and social media were called upon

to remove

illegal

offers

from

Corona fraudsters

with ineffective“

wonder drugs

”at the

beginning of the pandemic

.

+

Even if some products promise it: By taking certain food supplements, you are no better protected against corona.

(Symbol image)

© Christin Klose / picture alliance

Warning: Dietary supplements are illegally in circulation as a "miracle cure" against Corona

But that's not all - it is

forbidden by law

that

food supplements

may contain medicinal effects.

The consumer advice center points out that food supplements are often neither

tested

for

effectiveness

nor

safety

.

Since

dietary supplements

fall into the food category, they are not subject to any authorization requirement.

Unlike

pharmaceuticals

.

Therefore, only random checks are carried out.

Means for

dietary supplements

are generally only considered useful if a nutrient is deficient, or where there additional nutritional needs.

For example, the additional intake of folic acid and iodine on the

advice of

a

doctor

during pregnancy.

Corona: Food supplements as supposed "miracle cures" in circulation

In the best case scenario,

nutritional supplements

can actually be helpful.

But especially during the

Corona period

, according to a media report from t

agesschau.de,

products are in circulation that are even potentially

dangerous

.

The report refers to an article by

Report Mainz

.

According to this, supposed

food supplements are

in circulation that

contain

chlorine dioxide

.

An agent that is used to disinfect water or bleach, among other things.

According to the report, experts have

classified

the substance as

dangerous

if it is consumed.

The

Federal Office

strongly

warns

on its website that

consumers should be

“particularly vigilant” in order not to become “victims of black sheep” when buying

food supplements

.

When

buying online

, the following should be noted:

  • Beware of

    unrealistic promises

    .

  • Dietary supplements should

    never be

    bought

    from

    private individuals

    .

  • Beware of offers from

    abroad

    .

  • Beware of supposedly fake

    reviews

    on

    social media

    .

  • Beware of

    unknown ingredients

    : inform urgently before consumption.

Shortly before the approval of the corona vaccine, the first side effects * became known.

There are many new corona infections and dozens of deaths in Hesse.

(Theresa Lippe)

* fnp.de is part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network.

List of rubric lists: © Christin Klose / picture alliance

Source: merkur

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