DA’s office warns against buying unapproved COVID at home test

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With test kits briefly current, the DA’s Office says scams involving illegitimate assessments are anticipated.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — The San Diego County District Lawyer’s Office warned residents Thursday to avoid buying unapproved at-home COVID-19 assessments amid the current surge of the Omicron variant.

With test kits briefly current, the DA’s Office says scams involving illegitimate assessments are anticipated.


Citing the Federal Commerce Fee’s recommendation on vetting at-home assessments, the DA’s Office recommends:

  • Solely buying assessments licensed by the FDA;
  • Checking the FDA’s lists of antigen diagnostic assessments and molecular diagnostic assessments earlier than buying;
  • Researching a vendor earlier than buying, significantly if buying from an web website you don’t acknowledge;
  • Evaluating on-line evaluations from each type of internet web sites;
  • Contemplating the supply of a product’s overview; and
  • Paying by monetary establishment card when buying on-line. In case you’re charged for an order you in no way obtained, or for a product that’s not as marketed, chances are high you’ll dispute the related price collectively alongside along with your monetary establishment card agency.

Those that take into consideration they’ve been scammed can report on to the FTC at www.reportfraud.ftc.gov or the DA’s shopper safety workforce at [email protected]


“Earlier than you click on the add-to-cart button on that web site claiming to promote professional self-testing kits, know the right way to spot crimson flags so that you don’t change into a unique type of COVID-19 statistic,” San Diego County District Lawyer Summer time Stephan talked about in a press launch.


These in search of to get examined had been furthermore urged to hunt out San Diego County’s licensed free test internet sites. An inventory of web websites is also discovered on the county’s web site on-line.


The DA’s Office furthermore well-known that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s govt order extending the state of emergency by the tip of March holds that sellers can’t enhance the costs of test kits by larger than 10% of what that that they had been being supplied for as of Dec. 1, 2021. 


The value gouging licensed ideas prohibit such will improve moreover sellers can current prices have elevated. 

Anybody who started promoting assessments after Dec. 1, 2021 could not worth 50% larger than what they paid for the bundle deal themselves.

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SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — The San Diego County District Lawyer’s Office warned residents Thursday to avoid buying unapproved at-home COVID-19 assessments amid the current surge of the Omicron variant.

With test kits briefly current, the DA’s Office says scams involving illegitimate assessments are anticipated.


Citing the Federal Commerce Fee’s recommendation on vetting at-home assessments, the DA’s Office recommends:

  • Solely buying assessments licensed by the FDA;
  • Checking the FDA’s lists of antigen diagnostic assessments and molecular diagnostic assessments earlier than buying;
  • Researching a vendor earlier than buying, significantly if buying from an web website you don’t acknowledge;
  • Evaluating on-line evaluations from each type of internet web sites;
  • Contemplating the supply of a product’s overview; and
  • Paying by monetary establishment card when buying on-line. In case you’re charged for an order you in no way obtained, or for a product that’s not as marketed, chances are high you’ll dispute the related price collectively alongside along with your monetary establishment card agency.

Those that take into consideration they’ve been scammed can report on to the FTC at www.reportfraud.ftc.gov or the DA’s shopper safety workforce at [email protected]


“Earlier than you click on the add-to-cart button on that web site claiming to promote professional self-testing kits, know the right way to spot crimson flags so that you don’t change into a unique type of COVID-19 statistic,” San Diego County District Lawyer Summer time Stephan talked about in a press launch.


These in search of to get examined had been furthermore urged to hunt out San Diego County’s licensed free test internet sites. An inventory of web websites is also discovered on the county’s web site on-line.


The DA’s Office furthermore well-known that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s govt order extending the state of emergency by the tip of March holds that sellers can’t enhance the costs of test kits by larger than 10% of what that that they had been being supplied for as of Dec. 1, 2021. 


The value gouging licensed ideas prohibit such will improve moreover sellers can current prices have elevated. 

Anybody who started promoting assessments after Dec. 1, 2021 could not worth 50% larger than what they paid for the bundle deal themselves.

WATCH RELATED: San Diego County analysis doc COVID instances; officers urge precautions (January 2022)


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