LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer is warning residents against scams related to COVID-19 at-home.

In a video message Saturday, Feuer reminded Angelenos that the FDA has not approved an at-home test for the coronavirus.

“It’s not like a home pregnancy test; you can’t just buy it,” he said. “Knowing that we can’t just buy a test means anyone trying to sell us one is a scammer. And this is happening in a variety of ways.”

Feuer said his office has received reports of people going door-to-door to sell supposed at-home testing kits for COVID-19, which can lead to false results as well as the opportunity for a scammer to burglarize homes.

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“If someone comes to your door offering to test you, don’t open it. Call 911,” Feuer added.

Fake tests are also being offered by email, text, and robo-call, according to the video. Feuer reminded L.A. residents that, currently, COVID-19 tests are only being made available to those in the city who are the most vulnerable. Any solicitation of tests is a scam, he said.

Feuer also encouraged visiting this website for more information on the city’s COVID-19 response.

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