Examples of fraud with 3M products include people fraudulently representing themselves as being affiliated with 3M and having authentic 3M product to sell, selling (or offering to sell) 3M products at grossly inflated prices, selling counterfeit products falsely claimed to be from 3M, and falsely claiming to manufacture 3M products. In many cases, these scammers will try and secure funds in advance and then disappear once the money is received.
3M has created a fraud hotline that you can call: 1 (800) 426-8688.
3M also has an online form available: https://engage.3m.com/covidfraud
Specific to 3M respirators, 3M has offered the following guidance:
- 3M has NOT changed the prices charged for respirators.
- The list prices for surgical respirators range from $0.68 to $1.78.
- 3M respirators should not be sold individually or without packaging (including User Instructions).