There is never a shortage of elder abuse scams making the rounds, but the latest to hit our area is Medicare related.  You will receive a message that says “Hi, this is Becky, your patient advocate working closely with Medicare.  Currently, Medicare is offering precautionary genetic cancer screening nationwide and has recommended that anyone over the age of 50 be tested.  These tests help to detect early signs of cancer and are covered by your insurance.  If you do not act soon, Medicare may label you as ineligible for coverage.  Please press 1 to speak to a specialist.”  The situation is so dire that AARP The Magazine (August/September Issue, Page 32) ran a two-page story on it.  Do not fall for this scam!  If you have any questions, call the AARP Fraud Watch Network’s helpline at 877-908-3360.

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