FBI warns about fake COVID-19 antibody tests

1 month ago

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is alerting of false COVID-19 counteracting agent tests.

While real tests show whether an individual was recently contaminated with the infection that causes COVID-19, the FBI cautions the biased tests are not just a strategy for tricksters to give out false outcomes yet additionally to take individual data from individuals who step through the phony exams.

Scammers, as per the FBI, are likewise searching for protection and Medicare data, "which can be used in future medical insurance or identity theft schemes."

The FBI encourages general society to know about cases of FDA approval for counteracting agent testing that can't be confirmed, commercials for immune response testing through web-based social networking stages, email, calls, on the web, or from spontaneous/obscure sources, and advertisers offering 'free' COVID-19 immunizer tests or giving motivators to experiencing testing.

Authorities encourage checking the Food and Drug Administration site, talking with an essential consideration doctor, utilizing a known lab or human services supplier, among different suggestions.

This isn't the first coronavirus trick authorities have sounded the caution on.

A week ago, the Department of Justice cautioned of fake COVID-19 mask exemption cards.

The cards state to a limited extent "I am exempt from any ordinance requiring face mask usage in public. Wearing a face mask posses [sp] a mental and or physical risk to me. Under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) I’m not required to disclose my condition to you."