Several federal agencies are investigating various schemes related to fake COVID-19 tests, treatments, charities, and billing issues. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General offers these tips to protect yourself:
- Be cautious of anyone asking for your Medicaid number or other health insurance information.
- Be suspicious of any unexpected calls or visitors offering COVID-19 tests or supplies. If your personal information is stolen, it may be used in other schemes.
- Ignore offers or advertisements for COVID-19 testing or treatments on social media.
- A doctor or other trusted healthcare provider should assess your condition and approve any requests for COVID-19 tests.
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