|National Diabetes Association|
|National Diabetes Association Repeated unwanted phone calls, even after asking to be removed Internet, Internet |
|5th of Jul, 2011 by User430643 |
|I originally received a call from the National Diabetes Association about 6 months ago. They start off by asking your name, you are a diabetic correct? I asked where they were calling from again. They told me. The gentleman said they were calling all medicare qualified diabetic patients to assist them with their diabetic supplies. Well, that's where I stopped him. I am not on medicare and no where close to being on medicare! I asked him to be removed from their calling list. The next week I received another phone call. Stopped this person before they got everything out. Told them I was not on medicare. I had already asked someone to be removed from the calling list and could they please make sure this happened. They apologized and assured me they would. Thought that was the end of it. Boy was I wrong. The calls continued off and on over the next several months. I received a call yesterday and told the lady on the phone I was not medicare and had asked to be removed from their calling list. Again I was assured I would be. I received 2 phone calls about 10 minutes apart this morning. I asked both times to speak to a supervisor. I told both of the gentlemen on the phone I had asked for my name to be removed from the calling list. They kept on talking over me and then hung up on me. I am at my breaking point with this company. Sometimes a number will show, other times it comes up unknown and other times it shows as a +1!! If anyone has any suggestions, I am open for them.|
|THIS IS A SCAM!! I just received a call and no one here has diabetes. When I told them so they hung up on me!! So I did a little research and found out their modus operandi...|
Sure, they'll send you free medical supplies if you supply your S.S./Medicare number but that's because they overcharge Medicare, send out more supplies than you need and we the taxpayers all pay. It's called Medicare Fraud. They prey upon our elderly and sick Americans.
Read more about diabetic supply scams here: http://www.vitalco.net/ScamAlertFiles/MailOrderDiabeticSupplyAbuse.html
and here: http://www.cahealthadvocates.org/news/fraud/2011/new-fraud-tools.html
PLEASE JOIN ME IN REPORTING THEM!
Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Inspector General Hotline
Report suspected Medicare fraud:
Phone: 1-800-447-8477 (1-800-HHS-TIPS)
TTY: 1-800-377-4950 | FAX: 1-800-223-8164
E-mail: [email protected]
|I am so at my witts end with these calls. So much as up to three times a day 2-3 times a week.. What can be done to stop them? They had stopped for a while once I reported the calls to the Diabetes Association but after a few months of silence, they are starting up again. I don't know what's the solution can anyone help?|
|you can enter *69 into your phone just after they call and write down their number.|
Then you can google that number to maybe get more information on who called, and you can also report them to the Office of Inspector General (see first comment for info)
|This ADA outfit calls us at all hours, about 4-5-6 times a week, and this has been going on for months. We've tried answering (nobody there); ignoring (they just call back); slamming receiver GOOD & HARD to disconnect before even answering; and Yelling STOP CALLING HERE! at them before they have a chance to launch their scam-spiel. Still getting ADA calls on our caller ID readout.|
THIS HAS TO STOP! We have someone with terminal illness in this house and these calls are driving us insane! We have to keep our line open for REAL medically related phone calls. WHY does FCC and ATT & other phone companies allow this kind of harassment to innocent victims, when all we did "wrong" was to have a *@*$&#*( telephone number!
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