AG Scams FBINDIAN CREEK – State Senator Terry Link (D-Indian Creek) is warning Lake County residents against scammers who claim to sell COVID-19 tests.

“This is a difficult time for everyone, and, unfortunately, there are some people who are trying to take advantage of this situation,” Link said. “If you or someone you know has experienced one of these scams, I urge you to report it to the authorities. No one should have to worry about being taken advantage of during this pandemic.”

Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim announced Friday that his office has received reports of scammers posing as health care professionals and offering COVID-19 tests. In exchange for the test, the person is asked to pay cash or provide personal information.

All COVID-19 tests in Illinois must be arranged through a health care provider. The Illinois Department of Public Health, Lake County Public Health Department and Centers for Disease Control will never visit a person’s home to conduct a COVID-19 test.

Residents are encouraged to report potential scams to the Illinois Attorney General’s office online here or by phone at 1-800-386-5438. Residents can also report scams to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office at 847-377-3000 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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