Scammers May Be Using DNA Testing to Defraud Medicare and Steal Identities

NOTE: This article has nothing to do with genealogy, history, or any of the other “normal” topics of this newsletter. However, it involves DNA which is of interest to many genealogists so I am mentioning it here.

If anyone offers to test your DNA free of charge or even offers to pay you $20 for DNA swabs and supplying your health insurance information, don’t do it!

Details may be found in an article by Kristen V Brown in the Bloomberg web site at: https://bloom.bg/2GmCY1D.

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I received a robo call yesterday trying to get the same info from me. As with all robo calls I hung up.

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Grrr. This means if you contact strangers (who are possible relatives) to test, they’re going to be even more suspicious. Scammers ruining it for the rest of us… again.

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