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February 27, 2018 - 5:45pm

Sheriff's Office warns of scam involving personal medical information

posted by Billie Owens in scam, crime, Sheriff's Office.

Press release:

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office would like to warn the public of a scam involving personal medical information.

Perpetrators of this scam contact local residents by telephone and attempt to elicit medical history / records. The information is then used to fill out prescriptions which are sent to medical offices for refill. Once signed, these prescriptions are being used to bill insurance companies.

The origins of this scam are unknown at this time but the scam is under investigation and it is, quite likely, a multiple-state crime.

The Sheriff's Office would like to remind local residents NOT to provide personal or medical information over the telephone.

Remember, thieves can appear to be very knowledgeable and convincing in nature. It is important to contact your local physician or pharmacy if you believe such information has been compromised.

david spaulding
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Hey, Don't tell anyone but I think there are people driving around Batavia with their medical information in their glovebox. shhhh ... with a sticker on the window to let everyone know ? What ? No way ....

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Yeah right dave-- and your`s would say secular progressive funny guy?? AKA liberal

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Thomas. David, a secular progressive?
Apparently you haven't read very many of his comments. I'd call him anything but progressive/liberal.

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