DA issues COVID test price gouging warning amid Omicron surge
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – On Good Morning San Diego, KUSI’s Jennie Milkowski talked with District Attorney, Summer Stephan, about unapproved at-home COVID-19 tests as people become desperate to get tested for the Omicron variant.
“Before you click the add-to-cart button on that website claiming to sell legitimate self-testing kits, know how to spot red flags so you don’t become a different kind of COVID-19 statistic,”
DA Stephan said.
You are encouraged to check the FDA’s lists of antigen diagnostic tests and molecular diagnostic tests before buying, compare online reviews, and think about the source of the review to avoid getting scammed or price gouged from unauthorized test sellers.
If you have been scammed, report it directly the FTC (www.reportfraud.ftc.gov) or contact the DA’s consumer protection team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking for an in-person test site, San Diego County provides a list of authorized free test sites on its website (www.sandiegocounty.gov).