Sheriff Advises Residents of Possible Telephone Scam Related to Coronavirus Testing


Putnam County Sheriff, Robert L. Langley, Jr. is warning Putnam residents of a possible telephone scam relating to testing for the Coronavirus. Recently, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office became aware of a robocall stating that a company will mail you a COVID-19 test kit if you provide your social security number.

The Putnam County Health Department confirmed that “there are currently no FDA-approved COVID-19 tests available through the mail.”

Sheriff Langley would like to remind all citizens, especially our seniors, to be cautious and do not provide your social security number for a mail-order COVID-19 test.

You can report any such fraud to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at (845)225-4300, or your local police department.

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Article | by Dr. Radut