Illinois Attorney General's office issues warning on baby formula scams amid national shortage

Baby formula is offered for sale at a big box store on January 13, 2022 in Chicago. Photo credit Scott Olson/Getty Images

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- There's a new warning amid a national baby formula shortage.

As parents continue to struggle to find baby formula Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is reminding residents to be on the lookout for potential scams.

“The baby formula shortage continues to impact families across Illinois.

"On top of the stress of locating formula, people must also be on the lookout for scammers looking to take advantage of families’ desperation,” Raoul said in a statement.

He urged consumers to be careful when buying any product from unknown sources, especially from those online.

Anyone who believes they've been a victim of a scam is encouraged to file an online complaint with the Attorney General's Consumer Fraud Bureau. Raoul also warned his office will take action against anyone who tries to use the formula shortage to make a quick profit.

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