DENVER — Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser issued a warning Thursday alerting people to be wary of products that falsely claim they cure the COVID-19 virus, and scam attempts to get money to purportedly help those with the disease.

“Scammers take advantage of natural disasters and emergencies,” Weiser said in a press release. “By learning how to avoid scams related to coronavirus, we can work together to ensure no one in our state is taken in by these malicious attempts to defraud Colorado consumers during this public health emergency.”