Coronavirus in Scotland: Red Cross warns of bogus Covid-19 testers

Charity said any offers of testing are fake.

Red Cross Scotland has issued a statement to slam reports that the charity is offering coronavirus testing.

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It follows discussions on social media stating the charity is conducting tests.

The public is urged to report any fake testers to the police. Picture: Red Cross

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The statement on Twitter read: “We’ve heard reports on social media that people are claiming to be Red Cross volunteers and falsely offering coronavirus tests.

“These are fake: we are NOT conducting any tests anywhere in the UK.

“We've reported it to the police. Please ask to see ID if anyone reaches out to you.”

Red Cross is a humanitarian charity that formed 150 years ago to help people across the UK and beyond in times of crisis.

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