Wisconsin's BBB warns of COVID-19 testing scam

Posted at 9:40 AM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 10:40:34-04

While we try to navigate life with COVID-19, the Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin is warning about a scam involving COVID-19 tests.

For those thinking they may have had the virus, there is an antibody test that can identify if your body has already fought of the virus.

According to BBB, customers are receiving a robocall or directions to a website that appears to offer COVID-19 tests to identify if you’ve been infected.

In order to get the test, and with claims of results in 10 minutes, the BBB says the site will ask for credit card information or to complete a form with your personal information.

These types of tests are a scam and can be avoided by reaching out to trusted providers.

If you want a COVID-19 test, the BBB says to talk to your doctor or look for information from the local health department on testing availability in your area.

According to the BBB, if you want to confirm the validity of a company selling tests, you can research them and see if they are BBB Accredited.

The BBB says to understand your testing options from trusted sources like the CDC and to only share your personal information with people and companies you are sure you can trust.

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