U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized counterfeit coronavirus test kits at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport last week. The fake tests came from the U.K. The seizure also included counterfeit tests for other diseases and infections, like meningitis and salmonella. The agency warned that Americans should be aware of the dangers of buying home-testing kits online.
Class discussion: What can you do to protect yourself from scammers trying to profit on fears about the COVID-19 pandemic? What about phony claims of coronavirus “cures” and “treatments” used to sell everything from “health supplements” to toothpaste? How can you thwart hackers or price-gougers from playing on your fears? Where can you get reliable information about the pandemic?