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Attorney General Daniel Cameron issued a consumer alert Wednesday warning Kentuckians of scams related to the nationwide shortage of infant formula.
“The items are often sold on social media platforms, independent websites, or online vendors like Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist,” the release says. “Sellers often require upfront payment for the product or shipping. Payment is usually required through gift cards or online payment platforms. Consumers who are victims of these scams never receive the promised product.”
- Purchase baby formula from known, reputable sources and, when possible, use a credit card to make the purchase.
- Avoid paying for infant formula up front, if purchasing from an unknown source.
- Be suspicious of sources advertising infant formula at prices that are too good to be true. If it seems too good to be true, it is likely a scam.