AG James Issues Alert to Protect Otsego County from New Coronavirus Scam

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 03/19/2020 - 17:12

OTSEGO COUNTY – In light of recent reports that individuals are knocking on doors purporting to be representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and offering tests for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for a fee, Attorney General James released the following statement to alert people in the region of this scam:

“We must remain vigilant against any scam designed to exploit people’s anxiety, especially during a global pandemic. New Yorkers should know that no one from the CDC, or any other health agency, is knocking on doors to provide tests for the coronavirus for a fee. My office remains committed to enforcing the law and will hold accountable those that violate it. I encourage anyone who believes they are the victim of a scam or predatory action to contact my office and file a complaint.”