Televangelist Jim Bakker warned by New York AG for selling sham coronavirus cure

by Laura Mize · Mar 6th, 2020 12:29 pm
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Last Updated Mar 6th, 2020 at 2:44 pm

New York Attorney General Letitia James' office has sent a cease and desist letter to televangelist Jim Bakker regarding the sale of a so-called coronavirus cure on his website.

The Jim Bakker Show website sells bundles of "Silver Solution" products starting at $125. In February, Bakker hosted a naturopathic doctor on his show, who claimed the product kills other strains of coronavirus. She admitted the solution had not been tested on COVID-19, the strain that is currently spreading around the globe.

During the interview, the show displayed an advertisement for the Silver Solution, available on the show's website.

The National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration both warn against the use of colloidal silver, citing dangers and lack of effectiveness.

James released a statement Thursday alerting people to be cautious of such claims.

"In addition to being mindful about our health, we must also beware of unscrupulous actors who attempt to take advantage of this fear and anxiety to scam or deceive consumers," James said in the statement. "I encourage anyone who believes they are the victim of a scam or predatory action to contact my office and file a complaint."


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