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COVID-test scammers booted from Edmonds

Testing waste dumped into public garbage cans

Series: Coronavirus | Story 344

Last updated 5/13/2021 at 10:26am

Charlette LeFevre

A woman offering free COVID tests by the Edmonds ferry discards her waste in a public garbage can.

The message is clear: Don't get a COVID test from anyone offering them on the streets of Edmonds. Better yet, just get a COVID vaccine shot in your arm, which is as easy as making a phone call (425-339-5278) and setting up an appointment.

On April 23, a reader alerted The Beacon and the Snohomish Health District that a woman had set up a table by the ferry and was offering self-administered nasal swab COVID tests.

"This was the same company reported in the news on KIRO and KING 5 that the Washington Department of Health and attorney general have issued public warnings about," said Charlette...

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