April 2, 2024

The lines to get COVID-19 tests at county sites stretch for miles while finding at-home test kits in stores is like finding a bag of gold.Scammers have been hard at work to find ways at making a profit out of the need for testing. The Better Business Bureau of Orlando has been tracking them all.One scam comes in the form of an online advertisement. Victims pay via credit card or debit and either get a test that doesn’t work or nothing at all. The Better Business Bureau says the worst-case scenario is victims give away their name, mailing address and banking information. The second scam the BBB sees is victims being given an address to a real walk-in clinic, but ahead of your arrival scammers ask for details like your social security number or health insurance information.This could lead you into being a perpetual victim of identity theft, the BBB says.They say, when it comes to at-home tests, stick with major retails and be wary of places like the Facebook Marketplace. They also suggest doing your research if your ‘in-person’ COVID-19 test is not through a government agency.

The lines to get COVID-19 tests at county sites stretch for miles while finding at-home test kits in stores is like finding a bag of gold.

Scammers have been hard at work to find ways at making a profit out of the need for testing. The Better Business Bureau of Orlando has been tracking them all.

One scam comes in the form of an online…

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