Texas Attorney General’s Office warning Texans to be cautious of pop-up COVID-19 testing sites

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is warning Texans about potential scams during the omicron coronavirus variant surge. 

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According to a release, the AG’s office has received complaints, and is also aware of press reports, regarding pop-up mobile sites in Houston taking Texan's' personal and credit card information in the course of administering COVID-19 tests only to disappear the next day. 


Here are some tips to avoid healthcare-related scams:

  • Be sure to purchase FDA-approved COVID-19 test kits from legitimate providers.
  • Be suspicious of any unexpected calls or visitors offering COVID-19 tests or supplies.
  • When making an appointment for a COVID test online, make sure the location is a vetted testing site.
  • Do not give out your social security number or other personal information in order to receive a COVID-19 test, unless a hospital or established clinic requires it.

If you believe you have experienced a disaster-related scam, contact the Office of the Attorney General’s toll-free complaint line at (800) 621-0508 or you can click here to file a complaint online.