Advisory: False advertising is illegal

March 19, 2020, Tamuning, Guam- Residents and retailers are reminded that the advertisement or sale of products falsely claiming to prevent, effectively combat, or treat COVID-19 is illegal and violates Guam law.

Merchants, distributors and businesses are warned that penalties for violating this law include a $5000 fine per violation.

Reputable and reliable sources for information on health, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the World Health Organization have stated that currently there is no medication available to prevent or treat COVID-19.

The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to practice social distancing and basic hygiene, like washing your hands often and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily such as doorknobs, light switches, handles and phones. 

Suspected violations should be reported to the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General via email or call 475-3324 ext.3300.