Two hundred fake DNA testing kits have been intercepted by the Australian Post, reports WAToday, an online newspaper for Western Australia. The kits include a cotton swab in a sealed bag and a letter containing outlandish claims. "DNA model may be configured, even positioned and programmed, for stunning success, physical and mental health, affluence," it says. The letter then asks for $39.99 and credit card and personal information. Anne Driscoll, the Consumer Protection Commissioner, tells WAToday that "clearly these kits are a scam and an attempt to receive money for what is a worthless and dubious service."
Check the Mailbox
Jan 06, 2011