A health official prepares to take samples for a coronavirus test from a journalist in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, March 13, 2020 after it was confirmed that a senator who attended several meetings in the building tested positive for the infection. The caretaker prime minister of Romania, Ludovic Orban, said in a press conference at the parliament, the government, including all ministers, as well as the leadership of the ruling National Liberal Party and all its senators, are going into quarantine after one of the governing party’s senators, who took part in high-level meetings, who confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/George Calin)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw is warning you about scammers selling fraudulent home coronavirus test kits.
The comptroller says scam artists are preying on coronavirus fears by making fake test kits for sale, targeting the elderly.
“It’s horrendous what scam artists will do and how far they will go to prey on vulnerable people. Buyer beware, especially of people trying to sell a home coronavirus test kit. People need to be warned of these scams so that they don’t fall victim," said Comptroller Mychajliw. "There are no approved testing kits available for public purchase. Anyone that tries to sell you one is trying to rip you off."
Mychajliw stressed that there are no legitimate coronavirus test kits the public can purchase.
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