Beware of COVID-19 testing scams seeking personal information

Cleveland Better Business Bureau President Sue McConnell joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss COVID-19 testing scams designed to obtain personal information.

McConnell warned scammers are selling non-FDA approved COVID-19 tests and then steal a person’s identity by asking the victim to provide personal information, including insurance information, in order to schedule or use the test.

Scam robocalls will also offer fake tests in order to steal personal information, she added.

McConnell then talked about scams where fraudulent companies pose as third party payment processing platforms such as Paypal, Venmo or Cash. Victims are informed of false fraudulent transactions and are then encouraged to provide personal banking information.

She also detailed the top 10 scams of 2021, including employment scams, phony debt collectors and government grant scams.

Listen to the entire episode to learn more about these scams:


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