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Metro Health warns of COVID-19 test site scams

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Metro Health issued a warning to San Antonians that they need to be vigilant about where they get tested for COVID-19.

The department said they have received reports that fake COVID-19 testing sites have opened around town.

According to Metro Health, the scammers are not actually testing people but instead skimming important information from ID cards.

Officials offered some tips to help people sus out a possible scam testing location:

  • The pop-up tent is in the middle of a sidewalk or in an unusual location.
  • There is an up-front cost to best tested.
  • The test site is not affiliated with a storefront, building, local healthcare organization or healthcare provider.
  • There are no logos on any of the organizer’s materials i.e. signs.

If you think you have been tested at a scam site, report it to  ftc.gov/complaint.



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