Better Business Bureau serving Minnesota is warning consumers of fake COVID-19 antibody tests being marketed by scammers.
With studies showing that up to 50% of people with COVID-19 don’t show any symptoms, many people are seeking antibody tests to determine if their body has already fought off the virus. While antibody tests are available through healthcare providers, the ones being marketed by scammers are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and will not provide accurate results.
How the Scam Works
You receive a robocall or are directed to a website that looks like a clinic or medical supply company offering COVID-19 antibody tests.
How to Avoid Fake Coronavirus Tests
- Reach out to your healthcare provider.They can help you figure out if the test will be covered by insurance and where to find a legitimate clinic.
Do research before buying.