Police warn of ‘fake test gang’ preying on public’s Covid-19 fears to gain entry to homes on the Costa Blanca

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POLICE in Valencia are warning of a ‘fake test gang’, a group of criminals preying on the public’s Covid-19 fears to get into people’s homes.

The Guardia and National Police say they have received reports of the criminals claiming they have tests for the coronavirus as an excuse to enter homes to steal, commit fraud and even sexually abuse.

In a post, La Sexta’s Manuel Marlasca of Más Vale Tarde said the gang reportedly “assures residents they have quick tests that, in a few minutes, would give a diagnosis of Covid-19,” a ruse to access homes with criminal intentions.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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