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COVID-19 TESTING SCAM
04/17/2020

Southeast Health Announces COVID-19 Testing Criteria

Shared from the Centennial Lakes Police Department

 

The FBI wants you to be aware of the following COVID-19 Testing Schemes:

Beware of individuals who contact you in person, by phone, or by email to tell you the government or government officials require you to take a COVID-19 test. These scammers will likely ask for your health insurance information, including your Medicare or Medicaid number, and other personal information. Prior health care fraud investigations have shown that once scammers obtain an individual’s personal information, they use it to bill federal health care programs and/or private health insurance plans for tests and procedures the individual did not receive and pocket the proceeds. Be cautious of any unsolicited offers that require or request your medical insurance information.

Also beware of individuals offering to sell you a COVID-19 test kit or supplies, especially when these contacts are unexpected. A physician or other trusted health care provider should assess your condition and approve any
requests for COVID-19 testing. Some scammers are selling fake at-home test kits; some are even going       door-to-door and performing fake tests for money. Legitimate tests are offered free to patients when administered by a health care professional.


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