In our review of source information for an article discussing diabetes mellitus, the MD247 staff stumbled upon a spate of warnings regarding scammers and ripoff artists attempting to defraud customers with the lure of free diabetic supplies. The parties initiating the calls make promises of “free” glucose testing supplies, orthotics and heating pads in exchange for Medicare information. Particularly savvy scammers have gone so far as to demand the financial information of those being called and, in most cases, they managed to put enough pressure on the people to get the information. Needless to say, the practiced ripoff artists have either left people paying for products they never received or paying for much more than they ever intended.
Information regarding these scams made the MD247 team sick, because it is difficult to build a quality telemedicine healthcare business with questionable characters destroying the credibility of the industry. We would like to remind our members, non-members and those choosing to use our blog as a resource that ANY person making a promise of durable medical goods and medical supplies FREE in exchange for your Medicare information is perpetrating fraud. MD247, as well as any other credible telemedicine provider, will NEVER make a promise of a free glucose testing kit or anything of the sort. Always protect your personal information, do a check to verify the reliability of a business and only work with companies that maintain transparency in their customer service policies. Remember that if a business does not say something like “you can reach the MD247 customer service team by calling 866-232-1343,” they are most likely a fake.
The MD247 team understands the realities of both types of diabetes mellitus, and we would never jeopardize your health or your financial safety. Just like you, we know that every moment counts as does every penny.
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