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Michigan attorney general issues alert on coronavirus scams

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Posted at 6:55 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 20:45:21-04

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is telling residents to watch out for online coronvirus scams.

The alert by Nessel is for "bogus products and providing false information on tests and treatments," according to the attorney general's office tonight.

Scams are "climbing" as the number of positive cases increase.

Sellers' attempts to obtain personal information include online posts for "unreliable" products and advice, as well as "fake tests and cures."

Some online offers are selling masks with "misleading language." The masks reportedly aren't being delivered.

Nessel also says that misinformation on coronavirus falsely attributed to a “Stanford Hospital board member” is being widely circulated on social media.