New Law Would Crack Down on COVID-19 Test Fraud, Already Seen in Brooklyn

Originally published in BKReader on December 27, 2021.

The law would increase penalties for companies falsely-promising COVID-19 test results in 48 hours, and set a $25K fine for price-gouging tests

State Senator Zellnor Myrie introduced the COVID-19 Fraud Accountability Act, saying that as demand for PCR and at-home rapid COVID tests has reached an all-time high, “bad actors” had started to exploit the surge “to seek ill-gotten profit from New Yorkers.”

“My bill would dramatically increase the cost of doing business for these white-collar fraudsters and scammers,” Sen. Myrie said.