Vitamin Scam Phone Call

MarkS
By MarkS Latest Reply 2014-09-09 21:00:05 -0500
Started 2014-09-09 09:06:49 -0500

I just received a phone call this morning from Destin, Florida. The young man on the other end of the phone said that he was calling about a "new diabetic vitamin solution" that would eliminate the need for insulin and help cure my diabetes. As soon as I heard this, my "this is a scam" thoughts surfaced. Before he had a chance to continue, I asked him if this was for Type 1 diabetes or only Type 2. His reply was that it was for all diabetes including Type 1 (based on this reply, my thought was he knew nothing about diabetes). I then asked him if he knew that in Type 1 diabetes no insulin was produced, which he said "Of course I know that." He continued on that most insurance companies cover the cost of the vitamin solution and that I would speak with a doctor immediately after he received my insurance information; he then proceeded to ask me what insurance I was covered by. Before I answered him I asked if clinical studies were done on this miraculous vitamin solution and his reply was "Of course, and the doctor will tell you more." Not wanting to share any insurance information, I asked him if he knew what Type 1 diabetes was and how it was treated. I got a busy signal after I asked that question. So, be on the look-out for this scam, the "miraculous diabetes vitamin solution."


3 replies

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-09-09 21:00:05 -0500 Report

Thanks Mark for sharing your story.
Good you didn't bite at the scam. Who knows what they'd do with your insurance info.

I will be on the lookout

James

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-09-09 11:52:39 -0500 Report

Wow, thank you. What a crazy conversation. So glad you asked the questions to get him to back down. I have always been taught that if you can get the spammer or aggressor on the phone to hang up first, they most likely will not call back.

Now with our medical information shared so many places, I am sure they get a list with diabetics on it. My husband gets stuff because I once ordered Glucose tabs in his name. The track everything.

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