Saturday, October 3, 2009

More Scam - BEWARE

More Scams. Guard yourselves well.

The latest is a report by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that a scam group is calling veterans who receive their prescription meds from the VA.

Callers who claim to be part of a "Patients Care Group" are calling veterans at their homes. These scammers tell veterans that their prescriptions have been switched and are now being administered by their company. They then ask for credit card information so that the veterans can continue to receive their medications.

BE AWARE that the VA has not changed its prescription service. And be aware that the VA does not call veterans asking for financial information (credit card, bank account) over the phone.

And just because you are not a veteran doesn't mean that you are not going to be scammed in this matter. IF ANY CALLER claiming to represent YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY asks for your credit card information, do not give it to them. If they actually and truly need your financial information, then YOU INITIATE the call to a number that you KNOW is authentic.

SUMMARY: Never give your bank account number or your credit account number to someone Who Calls You! You have no clue who is on the other end of the line.

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