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4/28/08-Tyler

Scam Targets Disabled Senior Citizens

A warning for East Texas senior citizens: If you receive a phone call from Pronto Meds, hang up because it's a scam.  The Better Business Bureau of Central East Texas says several people have fallen victim to the scam, which claims to offer a free medical card.  The caller asks for a bank account number so they can send a medical card, which supposedly prevents the recipient from having to pay and future medical bills.

"What they tell you and what they promise is not logical," said BBB of Central East Texas Kay Robinson.  "You cannot use your social security card and go out and purchase things.  You cannot pay for prescriptions with your social security card, it's just those kind of things that seniors get confused about, and it's so important for family members to keep a close watch on the check book."  Again, the caller claims to be with Pronto Meds.  The scam primarily targets disabled senior citizens.

Molly Reuter, Reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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