Genetic testing scams target seniors and professionals
The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) has seen a significant increase in complaints regarding genetic testing within the last year. The schemes range from complex kickback arrangements to criminals whose only goal is identity theft. Most states have reported these schemes, noting that health fairs, senior centers and apartments, farmers markets, church-sponsored events, and malls as common locations for the scams to take place. Jennifer Trussell, an anti-fraud consultant, describes how seniors and professionals can avoid becoming a victim.
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