You might have seen a tent and a trailer pop up in a deserted parking lot touting Covid-19 testing. The East Texas Better Business Bureau is now warning us that these could be scams just trying to get your personal information.

Scammers set up to conduct fake tests could look very official. Just like anything else you must do your research, so you don't fall prey to one of these scenarios.

Research any claims that the operators make, and find out exactly what their intentions are before giving any of your vital personal information.

If Demand Is High There Is A Scam For That

The US Food and Drug Administration is also warning people of fraudulent coronavirus tests, vaccines, and treatments being offered online. With an increase in testing demand due to the Omicron variant this has been a concern.

Scammers are selling unapproved COVID-19 antibody tests on very legit-looking websites which could give inaccurate results. They could be taking your money for a test that you might never see. That's the best-case scenario.

The worst case is when they take your money and acquire your social security and credit card numbers at the same time.

Robocalls To Consumers Are Also In The Mix

Consumers are also getting robocalls directing them to a website that looks like a legitimate clinic or medical supply company offering tests. The scam comes in when they ask for your personal information.

The one thing that all of these scammers have in common is that they are unwilling to provide any information about how the test works, where it comes from, or the lab it is going to.

If you need a Covid-19 test the first place to look is your local physician. They can help you find a test covered by your insurance and put you in touch with a legitimate clinic.

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