November 01, 2013 - SUPPLY COMPANY SCAMS
The medical profession is experiencing a lot of attention these days with all the changes in the new healthcare laws.
One particular new tactic that criminals are using involves an online company called “Quality Medical Supplies”.
In this Nashua case, a woman was told by an unknown, unsolicited caller from “Quality Medical Supplies” that her doctor had sent them a prescription for her medical supplies because her doctor was no longer doing business with her former medical supply company. She was then told that her Doctor’s office had received HER NOTICE that she was switching her medical supply company, and the office had honored her request.
They then asked her for personal information for her new account. LUCKILY, SHE REFUSED TO GIVE OUT HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION THEY WERE LOOKING FOR.
During my investigation of “Quality Medical Supplies”, I was brought to an internet website to order my supplies. I chose to order 3M Micropore White 1”X 10 yards Tape, and when I clicked on my item, it brought me to another website called “MedEx Supply”. I continued to order my item and added it to my cart.
At checkout, the website asked me to create a new account with my full name, home address, email address, company name, company address, home and company telephone numbers, PASSWORDS, AND YES, PASSWORD CONFIRMATION. WOW!!! That’s way too much personal information to give ANYONE.
I can ASSURE YOU that had I put all this information in these bogus websites, the criminals would have passed the information to other Identity Thieves and bank thieves across the world.
SO PLEASE, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES pay attention to any unsolicited call in which someone tells you that your Doctors’ Office has switched medical supply companies without your express and written permission. As you can see, if you fall for this tactic, your life will be changed drastically and permanently!!!!!!
Hang up, and report this to the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-382-4357.
Submitted for November 2013.
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