NC Attorney General: Watch out for Ebola Scams

FILE - In this undated file image by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. U.S. health officials on Thursday, July 31, 2014, warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries, hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. (AP Photo/CDC, File)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) – Watch out for scammers trying to cash-in on Ebola fears. That warning comes from North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper.

In a news alert, the office noted con artists are now playing on the fears of people who know that Ebola is a killer, but aren’t aware that there is no approved cure, treatment, or preventative.

If you’ve seen companies or products claiming to treat or prevent Ebola or other diseases, report them to the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration.

If you’ve paid for a phony medication and need help getting your money back, call 1-877-5-NO-SCAM, toll-free within North Carolina or file a claim here.

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