Metro Releases Video On CV-19 Scams, Fake News

Video A Follow-Up To Attorney General's Warning

Mitch Kelly
March 21, 2020 - 4:58 pm

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - During the growing COVID-19 pandemic, some internet perpetrators are preying on panic by posting false news, rumors or scams.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has released a “Scams & Rumors” public service video to remind the public to be cautious and check their facts from reliable sources before spreading the rumor.

Unverified rumors include utility workers trying to gain entrance to homes or door-to-door officers of COVID-19 testing. As a reminder, utility companies mandate a company vehicle for customer response. If you are suspicious of anything, always contact the utility provider. Patient testing will take place at official locations. For information about the COVID-19 testing, visit 

https://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/

The Nevada Attorney General’s Office underscored this message by reaching out to Nevadans and warning consumers to be wary of high-pressure sales tactics and to do your research regarding any health-related claims. Up to date information is provided on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) websites.

Anyone wanting to report suspicious activity can reach out to the Better Business Bureau (BBB)