Don’t be fooled by robocalls claiming to offer free coronavirus testing kits. The messages are a scam, according to the FCC.


The FCC uploaded a few examples to a new website dedicated to fighting coronavirus-related fraud. One of the scam messages goes like this: “[The Coronavirus] Response Act has made coronavirus testing more accessible immediately. If you want to receive a free testing kit delivered overnight to your home, press 1. If you do not want your free testing, press 2.”


The FCC also obtained a recording of a similar scam that offers a complimentary coronavirus test, but to people with diabetes. Another scam pretends to offer “a full air duct cleaning and sanitation to make sure that the air you breathe is free of bacteria” in exchange for $79.


According to the FCC, the scams are trying to dupe people into giving up their personal information, along with details about their health insurance plans. The information can be useful to perpetrate identity theft.


Finally, there have been news reports about possible government-issued checks being sent to consumers. If that happens, no one will call or text you to verify your personal information or bank account.


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