Officials warn of COVID-19 scams


The Hopkinton Police issued a warning about a COVID-19 scam in which individuals are going door to door claiming to test people for the virus. The individuals reportedly are driving a white van and wearing hazmat suits.

According to the police notice: “While inside the houses taking fake vitals they are stealing items out in the open. Please be aware there are no organizations going door to door testing people. If you see these individuals please call the police immediately.”

Officials also warned people to be wary of anyone offering COVID-19 testing in exchange for a Medicare number or money.

“Never accept a COVID-19 test from someone who comes to your door; approaches you at the grocery store or other community venue; calls offering you a mail-in test in exchange for money or Medicare number; who calls to request your bank card or account information to pay for a test.”