The federal government has implemented a program in which each household can order four free COVID-19 test kits through the United States Postal Service (USPS). This is a perfect opportunity for scammers to spoof the USPS site to try to obtain personal information from unwary users.
It is very easy to order the four tests, and all you have to provide to register for the tests to be sent to you is your name and your address. NOTHING ELSE.
If you land on a website that looks like a website offering the free COVID-19 tests through USPS, but which asks for any personal information (such as date of birth, driver’s license number, or Social Security number), you are being targeted by scammers trying to obtain your personal information for fraudulent purposes. To learn more about how to protect yourself from fraud and to obtain the official link for free COVID-19 tests, click here.