Archive for March 21st, 2011

FTC Warns That Scammers Are Trading On Radiation Fears To Hawk Potassium Iodide Treatment In Aftermath Of Events In Japan; Be Cautious And Selective, Agency Advises

FTC Warns That Scammers Are Trading On Radiation Fears To Hawk Potassium Iodide Treatment In Aftermath Of Events In Japan; Be Cautious And Selective, Agency Advises

Fraudsters are following the headlines about radiation fears in Japan and designing sales pitches to scare U.S. consumers into buying potassium-iodide treatments, the FTC warned today. Last week, the agency warned against charity scams that may emerge to mine illicit profits from the devastating earthquake and tsunami. “Potassium iodide, or KI, can help prevent thyroid […]