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Zika Product Scams

By Scam Awareness | September 1, 2016

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus a public health emergency. With the health and transmission risks posed, it is no surprise that people are worried about contracting the virus, especially when traveling to the affected regions. Unfortunately, scammers are taking advantage of this fear by peddling fake Zika prevention products.

The truth is that there's no way to guarantee protection against Zika. Companies marketing "Zika-protective" products such as wristbands, patches and ultrasound devices, are only wasting people's money. CBS News provides a list of so-called Zika prevention products that do not work and should be avoided, including:

  • Wildheart Outdoors Natural Mosquito Repellent Bracelet
  • Kenza  High Quality Zika Mosquito Repellent Smiley Patch
  • STAR Ultrasonic Pest Repeller
  • Mobile Pro Gear ZIKA Shield Mosquito Repellent Bands

Click here to see the full list of scam Zika products. Rather than spending money on deceptive products, visit the CDC website to learn more about the steps you can take to actually avoid Zika.  

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