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Officials are warning the public about fake Covid-19 testing kits. Here's how to spot them - Erie News Now

Officials are warning the public about fake Covid-19 testing kits. Here's how to spot them - Erie News Now
By Alaa Elassar, CNN

Now an additional problem has emerged: The Federal Trade Commission is warning about fraudulent testing kits being sold online to desperate customers."It's not a surprise that, according to the US Food and Drug Administration, fake and unauthorized at-home testing kits are popping up online as opportunistic scammers take advantage of the spike in demand," the FTC said in a press release this week.However, testing kits are in short supply and getting more expensive, forcing some people to search online or anywhere to find them.The FTC also advised searching on the Internet for the seller of the at-home testing kits along with words like "scam," "complaint," or "review" to catch the scammers.

"Using these fake products isn't just a waste of money, it increases your risk of unknowingly spreading Covid-19 or not getting the appropriate treatment," the FTC said."Using these fake products isn't just a waste of money, it increases your risk of unknowingly spreading Covid-19 or not getting the appropriate treatment," the FTC said.

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