The novel coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic has claimed thousands of lives and significantly disrupted everyday life across America. Unfortunately, it appears that some individuals may be trying to take advantage of the feelings of fear and uncertainty that people are understandably facing during these troubling times. In addition to the virus, we are faced with modern-day snake-oil salesmen seeking to profit off of questionable or outright fake treatments.
Last month, the state of Missouri filed a lawsuit against televangelist Jim Bakker for allegedly deceptive claims that his “Silver Solution” or “Silver Sol” provide an effective treatment for the coronavirus – a treatment that Bakker has allegedly pushed on his televised shows and website for $80-$120 donations. However, as states including Missouri and New York have alerted consumers, these Silver Solution supplements have not been proven to provide these promised benefits against coronavirus.
Consumers deserve better than to be taken advantage of by opportunists during this nationwide emergency, and the attorneys at Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP have the experience and dedication to take on deceptive advertisers. If you or someone you know has donated to Jim Bakker in order to receive the Silver Solution, you may have been the victim of fraud, and entitled to remedies under the law. If so, please contact us today to discuss your legal options.