Reyna Garcia was very excited when she believed doctor Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, had responded directly to one of her messages to give her health advice.
Garcia says the “kind” doctor had suddenly begun asking her for personal information, which is when she stopped and decided to contact Telemundo 52 Responde.
“I was looking for a doctor and I say Dr. Fauci’s page,” Garcia said.
Garcia says she suffers from health complications which is why she tried looking for a trustworthy doctor.
She searched through social media which is how she found the alleged page that belonged to Fauci.
“I’m going to send him a message and see if he replies,” Garcia said.
She was surprised when she actually got a reply.
“I even told him ‘doctor, how humble of you, thank you for responding,’” she added.
The alleged doctor Fauci soon began asking Garcia if she knew about a federal grant that she could receive.
“He said it was help because I am injured, a help from the government, economic help,” Garcia said.
Of course the woman was interested, and she told him she was.
Garcia felt comfortable because she believed she was getting medical advice from the popular doctor.
“He said ‘look, I know someone from the government, he’s the one in charge of all this, and I can contact him,’” Garcia said.
Excitedly, Garcia asked for more information.
She says the…