GCSO: Warning of Medical Information Scam
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 27, 2018
The Genesee County Sheriffs Office would like to warn the public of a scam involving personal medical information. Perpetrators of this scam contact local residents by telephone and attempt to elicit medical history/records. The information received is then used to fill out prescriptions which are sent to medical offices for refill. Once signed, these prescriptions are being used to bill insurance companies. The origins of this scam are unknown at this time but it is under investigation and is, quite likely, a multiple-state crime. The Sheriffs Office would like to remind local residents NOT to provide personal or medical information over the telephone. Remember, thieves can appear to be very knowledgeable and convincing in nature. It is important to contact your local physician or pharmacy if you believe such information has been compromised.