Genetic-testing Scam Targets Seniors


Scores of older Americans have been targeted in a scam that uses DNA tests to defraud Medicare or steal personal information. Fraudsters find their victims across the country through cold calls, door knocking, email, Facebook ads, and Craigslist. They also troll low-income housing complexes, senior centers, health fairs, and antique shops. Sometimes they offer ice cream, pizza, or $100 gift cards. Some callers claim to work for Medicare. Read a story from Kaiser Health News.



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