While health systems are crashing in front of eyes, struggling with 10 million coronavirus infected people worldwide, there are scammers who use this situation to still people’s identities and Social Security numbers.
The FBI is reporting, and at the same time warning Americans to be cautious with undergoing COVID-19 antibody tests because there are plenty of fake tests on the market, produced by fraudsters who are only using this situation for their own benefit.
There are numerous antibody tests officially approved by the FDA, the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute, or similar governmental institutions and agencies, certified to test the antibody tests.
However, when offered a test online or over the phone, you can’t check the origin of it or see the certification that confirms its reliability.
The fact that coronavirus antibody testing is the number one pillar of hope in this invisible war, is used by scammers who perform low kicks in people’s desperate need to prove immunity to the deadly virus.
FBI warns that being offered an antibody test is a red flag. Labs only perform antibody tests to people who request them, and it’s not common to offer them online.
Therefore, before accepting any suspicious offer, think twice.
In the end, coronavirus antibody tests are an important indicator of whether someone has developed antibodies to the virus or not, so performing this test requires professional medical personnel and not a salesman.
Stick to reliable lab-provided antibody tests, and avoid being scammed during this already terrible global pandemic.