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Okla. Attorney General Issues Consumer Alert on COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits

Posted at 1:09 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 14:18:40-04

Attorney General Mike Hunter has issued a consumer alert today after receiving reports of people attempting to sell at-home test kits for COVID-19.

Attorney General Hunter says that Oklahomans need to be on "high alert" for people attempting to sell or administer coronavirus home-testing kis.

“There are currently no credible test kits on the market for the Coronavirus that someone can administer in their home,” Attorney General Hunter said. “Additionally, no health care provider, or other individual credentialed to administer tests for the virus, will call and offer to test people at random. Oklahomans need to be on notice that this fraud is happening in our state, and it will likely become even more prevalent in the coming days. Never purchase these tests, and report the individuals trying to sell them to my office or a local law enforcement authority.”

Officials say the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Unit has received over 130 complaints in regards to COVID-19 since March 13.

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