New DNA Testing Scam

If you get a call out of the blue from someone offering you a free DNA test to see if you’re at risk for cancer, hang up!

Authorities are saying this is one of the newest scams. The object is to get your Medicare number, so the fraudsters can use that to bilk Uncle Sam for phony medical procedures, prescriptions and equipment. The calls usually start with someone asking if there’s been a history of any cancer in your family. As most families have been touched in some way by this disease, the chances of you saying yes are high.

Remember, any testing should always be done at your doctor’s directive – not somebody you don’t know over the phone!

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