Attorney General Schneiderman issued cease and desist letters to 7 companies for deceptively marketing products as “Zika preventive” that do not prevent or protect consumers against Zika virus or mosquitoes. The AG urged New Yorkers to only use products that contain ingredients, such as DEET, that are proven to be effective.
Less than 24 hours after the Attorney General commenced action, six of the seven companies removed misleading advertising or completely removed their products online.
On Monday, AG Schniederman charged an engineering company with a 50-count indictment for allegedly altering assessment of damage reports of residential properties from Superstorm Sandy. Additionally, the Attorney General released a report that identified fundamental flaws in the National Flood Insurance Program and offered recommendation for reforms to ensure a more transparent insurance claims process for homeowners.