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Watch Out for Fake COVID-19 Testing Sites

Posted on AllSides December 2nd, 2020
From The Center

Don’t fall for the fake drive-through coronavirus testing sites that have been cropping up in recent weeks. Yes, that’s right—according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), scammers are dressing up like medical professionals and conducting fake, unsanitary tests for money and identity theft, while possibly spreading the virus.

Per the FTC:

The fake sites can look real, with legitimate-looking signs, tents, hazmat suits, and realistic-looking tests... In addition to running off with innocent people’s information, these destinations are causing health-related issues. They aren’t following sanitation protocols, so they can spread...

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