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Feds Issue Warning About Diabetes Scam

Feds warn of scam
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Federal health officials are warning diabetics about a telephone scam aimed at stealing their identity.

The Department of Health and Human Services  has issued a fraud alert regarding criminals who target people with diabetes: 

“ Although the precise method may vary, the scheme generally involves someone pretending to be from the Government, a diabetes association, or even Medicare, calling you. The caller offers “free” diabetic supplies…  in exchange for the beneficiaries’ Medicare or financial information, or confirmation of this type of personal information.”

Federal officials are calling it a scam.  Other reports indicate the caller may actually already have personal information about the diabetic patient, including doctors names and addresses, which make them seem more credible. 

Federal officials say if you receive such a phone call, never provide personal information and contact authorities immediately.  Click here  for more information on how to protect yourself.

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