As the country deals with the second wave of coronavirus, cyber fraudsters have cropped up to con people who are looking to get themselves tested for Covid-19.

The fast-spreading infection has led to a heavy rush at civic and state-run hospitals. Due to this, many citizens are opting for private laboratories for Covid-related tests, say officials.

People are trying to search for nearby private labs through their phones and computers.

The scammers take advantage of the situation and pose to offer a home visit to collect samples. They then cheat patients by either sending a fake negative report or going untraceable.

In light of this, Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale on Friday urged citizens to get their Covid-19 tests done only at ICMR-approved laboratories.

Nagrale took to Twitter to create awareness about Covid-19-related tests and how to save oneself from getting fleeced.

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