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Elder Fraud: "Med Plus": 1-866-999-8539

I have received several calls from "The benefit department of MedPlus". Today I walked through the process with them, as though I were my elderly mother (whom they were trying to contact).

This number (1-866-999-8539) was given to me by a telemarketer from India who claimed to be from the medical department of MedPlus, or "American Management" (although the phone rep, obviously in an Indian call center, insisted that the first digit was "9" and not "1").

Their sales pitch was designed to extract name, address, date of birth, bank routing number, bank account number, check number, and last 4 digits of SSN. I provided completely bogus information and completed the process. They were recording the call, supposedly to get my "yes" answers to authorizing a $385.00 charge to my checking account.

I have informed the real MedPlus of this con - not that they can do anything about it, but at least they know someone is using their good name.

Beware scammers! Never give out sensitive information, and protect your elderly loved ones!



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r_caton
Jun. 26th, 2010 10:33 am (UTC)
Not senseless from their point of view.

But it's true that they only miss being "Surplus Humanity" by a lack of humanity.
deckardcanine
Jun. 26th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
Hope that bogus info doesn't get some random stranger scammed.
carlfoxmarten
Jun. 26th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
I hope these people get scammed real good in their old age and have nobody to help keep their bank account in check... =>.<=

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