Michigan Attorney General coming down on a company marketing fake “coronavirus patches”

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FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel attends an event for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., in Clawson, Mich. Nessel says she will move next month to decommission a Great Lakes oil pipeline if Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cannot resolve the issue with operator Enbridge. The Democrat spoke on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Detroit Regional Chamber's policy conference on Mackinac Island, near where where Line 5 runs under the Straits of Mackinac. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)

Michigan’s Attorney General sent cease and desist letters to a pair of businesses in Rockford, Michigan who were marketing a phony “Coronavirus Defender Patch.”

Dana Nessel’s office says the letter was issued on Tuesday to the two related businesses who claimed the product would protect people from contracting COVID-19. The companies were charging $49.99 for the patches and have been instructed to provide information for those who bought patches.

Nessel’s office says they have also received more than 1500 complaints of price gouging.

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