Monday, March 23: The police department issues warning to neighbors after receiving a report involving a scam about COVID-19 testing in a Northern Durham neighborhood. Learn more and find fraud prevention tips.
The Durham Police Department wants to warn neighbors after receiving a report involving a scam about COVID-19 testing.
A man was reportedly going door to door in a Northern Durham neighborhood asking residents for personal information. He said he needed the information in order for them to get COVID-19 testing at the Durham Police Department.
We would like to make the public aware that the Durham Police Department is not doing any such testing, nor would we go door to door and ask for information for testing.
The suspect was described as a white male who got into a white Nissan occupied by several people.
We ask that everyone be vigilant and follow the below fraud prevention tips. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe and informed.
For official information about COVID-19, please go to the Durham County Public Health Department -https://www.dcopublichealth.org/
Scammers may be targeting citizens asking them to send money in order to reserve a COVID-19 vaccine and/or testing. If you’re asked to wire money, provide a money order or load a prepaid/gift card to pay to reserve a COVID-19 vaccine and/or testing, it is not legitimate.