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Maine AG warns diabetes patients of scams

March 23, 2012
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AUGUSTA, Maine—Maine's attorney general is warning diabetes patients about an apparent scam involving diabetes supplies.

Attorney General William Schneider says his office is receiving reports of Mainers getting phone calls from people claiming to be from Medicare who are offering free medical supplies in exchange for Medicare information. In some cases, diabetes patients are receiving supplies they didn't order in an apparent ploy by scammers to defraud Medicare.

Schneider said Thursday it's apparent that diabetes patients are being targeted for their Medicare numbers.

Schneider is urging people to be suspicious of callers who offer free medical supplies and then ask for Medicare or financial information, and to never provide their Medicare number or other personal information over the phone.

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