Beware of screening scam

Netcare has urged the public not to allow people claiming to be representatives of their business, into their homes.

In a statement issued to the media on Monday, they said: “Netcare has been made aware that criminals are going to homes in various areas, claiming to be from Netcare or Netcare 911, and saying that they are assisting the Department of Health with door-to-door screening for Covid-19 (coronavirus).

“Please note that staff members from the Netcare Group, including from Netcare hospitals, Netcare 911 or Medicross medical and dental centres, are not doing door-to-door Covid-19 screening. Should someone claiming to be a representative from Netcare, Netcare 911 or Medicross arrive at your home or business premises do not allow them onto your property for your own safety but please alert the SAPS immediately.”