Georgia man accused of falsely claiming drug would lower COVID-19 risk

Georgia man accused of falsely claiming drug would lower COVID-19 risk
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) — A Georgia man has been accused of falsely claiming a drug his company was selling would lower the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19.

Federal prosecutors in the Savannah-area say Matthew Ryncarz and his company Fusion Health and Vitality, LLC d/b/a/ Pharm Origins are accused of saying a drug called “Immune Shot” would lower the risk of getting COVID-19 by 50 percent. The company sold the drug across Georgia and outside of the state.

Prosecutors the company targeted people 50 years old and older with heavy-handed sales pitches, such as quote, "The next five minutes could save your life."

A plea agreement was filed just Monday and is pending a court hearing.

Please report COVID-19 fraud to the National Center for Disaster Fraud’s National Hotline at (866) 720-5721, or go to justice.gov/disastercomplaintform.

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