Our partners at the Cuyahoga County Scam Squad have a warning for consumers about pop-up COVID testing sites. They tell 19 News; a local testing site has now shut down and is being investigated in multiple states.
The 19 Investigative Team is working with our partners at the Cuyahoga County Scam Squad to bring consumers a warning, scammers are taking advantage of the latest need for tests by selling phony ones online.
The first thing you should know, according to our partners at the Cuyahoga County Scam Squad, is that there are no government officials or vaccine manufacturers asking people to fill out surveys about the process right now.
Identity thieves are stealing cold hard cash in the form of our tax dollars from the Pandemic Unemployment Fund, which is money meant for people who were laid-off or lost their jobs when the coronavirus hit Ohio.
It’s estimated that since last March, $63-Billion has been paid out nationwide for fraudulent claims related to Pandemic Unemployment programs. That’s according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Inspector General.
Victims who lost money trying to purchase cleaning products during the pandemic are getting some action.A federal judge in Northeast Ohio ordered several websites to take down fake ads for supplies after a lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission’s Cleveland office.