Sentara warns residents of coronavirus testing scam

Posted at 11:18 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 11:18:05-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Sentara warns residents to beware of scammer calls claiming to be Sentara offering home visits for coronavirus.

Sentara says a Virginia Beach resident notified Sentara this weekend of a scam involving a caller who claimed to represent Sentara and offered a home visit for coronavirus testing.

The caller claiming to be with Sentara told the resident they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, then asked to come to the resident’s home to conduct a test.

Sentara says the caller was not associated with the hospital and have notified police officials.

According to Sentara, no employee will call and ask to come to your home to conduct a coronavirus test. Sentara advises if anyone tries this tactic, deny the request and hang up.

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