Senator Schumer said the peddled remedies include music therapy, bee pollen, and intravenous vitamin C.
The FTC has sent the scammers warning letters, but the senator said that's hardly a deterrent.
"Let's face it, there are a lot of older people, there are a lot of just average folks who are desperate," Senator Schumer said. "They may have a loved one who has it, they want to make sure they don't get it and they say 'why don't I try it?' These scammers prey on people in their weakest moments."
The senator wants to FTC to issue hefty fines rather than simply sending warning letters.
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