Seniors Get A Warning On Medical Alert Scam

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ID Experts Adds Medical Identity Alert System

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While the person seemed to pause, she realized it wasn’t answering her questions. “It was the best robo-call I’ve ever heard because it really sounded personable and there were pauses,” she said. A few days later, she received another call, also from California, but from a different number. That time, a live person encouraged her to set up an appointment to install the system at her house, but McCord hung up the phone. “I couldn’t understand why they were calling me, and then when he was so insistent it was free, I was pretty sure,” she said.
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The system, according to the recorded call is worth hundreds of dollars is to be installed free, and then a monthly charge of $30 will be billed for the service. The recording then prompts the listener to press a button to speak to a customer service representative for verification purposes. The real purpose of speaking to a person is to get your credit card information and other personal identifying information for the purpose of identity theft. Pay attention, the scam here is not the call itself – there are legitimate companies that do that – it’s the criminals impersonating the official services, taking your credit card’s number and the personal information for themselves. Many of the seniors who reported receiving these calls were on the Federal Do Not Call Registry, making it all the more suspicious. Scammers make similar robo-calls claiming to be companies such as First Alert Company, Senior Safe Alert, Medical Emergency, Medical Alert Company, Life Alert USA, Senior Safe Alert, Emergency Medical Alert Systems, Medical Alarms Hewitt or Lifewatch. The reputable companies will rarely call you unsolicited and ask for your credit card number.
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”Even if they didn’t use this, people will have the psychological assurance that they’re not alone,” said Mr. Dibner, who now works full-time as Lifeline’s vice president of marketing (the company is currently hunting for a president) and serves as a consultant to the university. The Lifeline system consists of three pieces of equipment. First, there is a personal help button, a two-inch square transmitter that is attached either to a pendant so it can be worn around the neck or to a wrist band. Phone Device Dials Hospital If the button on the transmitter is pushed, it activates a home communicator, a device that is attached to the person’s phone, and automatically dials a hospital or some other health-care facility. The call is received there by a small computer known as an emergency response center.
Source – http://www.nytimes.com/1984/06/25/business/home-medical-alert-system.html

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Today, the misuse of a medical identity is typically discovered long after the member’s medical record has been compromised. MIDAS streamlines the investigation of fraud and medical identity theft and leverages ID Experts’ proven expertise in dispute resolution so that health insurers can better protect members, reduce fraud losses, and lower their costs. MIDAS Gives Members Control According to the 2013 Survey on Medical Identity Theft, 54% of patients do not currently check their health records and Explanation of Benefits (EOBs) for inaccuracies because they either don’t know how or say it’s too difficult. Of those who found unfamiliar claims, 52% did not report them. Engaging members throughout the healthcare process is also a key compliance component of the Affordable Care Act. MIDAS will engage members to monitor their healthcare transactions and allow them to take control of their medical identities. “Consistent with our focus on providing innovative member programs, Moda was an early adopter of MIDAS,” said Robert Gootee, CEO of Moda Health, one million-member plus health plan servicing Oregon, Washington and Alaska.
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