Scammers Create Fake Coronavirus Testing Site & Charge $240 For A “Test” (Video)

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There's a new scam going around the United States - fake coronavirus testing sites.

Scammers are creating "pop-up" COVID-19 testing sites, which purport to offer quick results for cash. But the tests are fake.

A medical marketing company set up makeshift testing sites outside various churches in Louisville, KY this weekend - with workers dressed wearing hazmat gear.

But some people suspected a fraud, and they contacted their local politician, Metro Council President David James.

He and some Louisville advocates have been hunting down COVID-19 scammers for weeks.

According to David James, the scammers are charging more than $200 a test and using people's DNA and personal information.

"It's really Medicaid fraud, is what it actually is. There is no reason that you should spend $240 dollars for a COVID test," James said. "And they're using the same gloves on Person A that they used on Person B, that they used on Person C."

"They're the scum of the Earth and they're preying on the poorest of the poor, and I'm going to do everything in my power to get them the [explicit] out of Kentucky," James said.

Here's a video of David James confronting alleged scammers: