They are knowingly buying items-diabetic test strips- already paid for by insurance, medicare, or medicaid.
They require or request people to not remove their personal information from the boxes because they have a special process to remove labels. I now the process. It is not special. It is a hair dryer or Goo-Gone that they use to remove the information.
In my opinion, they are preying on the elderly, low income, and unemployed.
They also claim to be local but are 40 miles away, call from a 440-xxx-xxx number and tell you to call a another number in an entirely different zip code, and so far have three different names. How do I know? I have did my homework.
The main reason for the public announcement is to alert the public their may be a problem.
I have had over $700 siphoned from a financial account recently by someone. Fortunately, my account is 100% protected and I have a very good idea who made the unauthorized charges. Still following up on it.
I have another account so this did not hurt me. I will get it all back. This could and will devastate someone else.
I have a background in corporate and computer security and am very vigilant which is why I was able to trace my situation back to where it most likely happened. It can happen to anyone. Unfortunately, most people are not as vigilant as I am and can loose their information more easily than I did.
And I should add, that on three separate phone calls the caller was given three different names by the recipient of the phone call. On on instance,she evaded a question and told the caller the "business" belonged to a doctor which I highly doubt considering that this could prove to be a serous ethical matter for the doctor.
I just can't see a doctor risking his career for something seemingly on the edge of fraud.
There is something being going on here and I will get to the bottom of it eventually. However, I will do so legally and don't want to be sued for libel or slander when trying to expose a suspected fraud or scam.
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