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BBB chimes in on choosing a COVID-testing site

Cosme Ojeda walked us through how to choose a reputable spot to get tested.
Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 1:05 PM CST
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The Better Business Bureau stopped by News Channel 6 on Monday with tips on how people can pick reputable centers to get tested for COVID-19.

We recently reported on how the omicron variant is driving up demand for rapid testing across the country, causing challenges for the local health department and limiting test supplies. The BBB says this leaves an opportunity for pop-up testing locations that can employ questionable practices by taking people’s personal, financial and other health information, and warns this information can be used for identity theft if in the wrong hands.

The BBB suggests these tips when researching a testing site;

  • Ask your doctor or check with the pharmacy for a reputable testing site or where to find a test kit
  • Visit the US Health and Human Services website or the State Health Department to find a valid testing site
  • If personal data was shared at registration to get tested and no results have been returned as promised- and you suspect fraud, report it here
  • Do your research before purchasing tests or kits online
  • To report COVID-19 related scams please visit BBB’s scam tracker report here. Your experience may help someone else!

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