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    Default Scammers May Be Using DNA Testing to Defraud Medicare, Steal Identities

    Kristen V Brown
    April 18, 2019

    Authorities in several states are warning about an alleged scam in which people visit senior-living communities and low-income neighborhoods, offering to perform DNA tests and collecting information from people in government health programs.
    The alleged DNA-testing scams appear to be a new twist on an old tactic, in which people are tricked into giving away personal information or participating in medical services they don’t need. Perpetrators of such schemes can bill the government for unneeded medical tests and procedures, or use the information they collect — such as Medicare and Medicaid identification data — to commit identity theft and fraud.

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    This DNA Medicare fraud issue first caught my attention at my integrative doctor's office a while ago, with a warning message to all his patients on the waiting room bulletin board. I wanted to research and comment about it on HH, but by the time I always got home from my 5 hour round trip to Las Cruces, I'd forget.

    But just now, a newsreel item on the CBS Morning Show reminded me of this matter, where the elderly are asked to provide a DNA swab of the mouth, and that is used to make fraudulent Medicare claims. What will they think of next.?

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