A scammer takes your prescription bottle out of the trash. It has your name, phone number, prescription, pharmacy and your doctor’s name. With this information, they call you, and tell you that your prescription is no longer covered by your insurance company but your doctor has said they can send you a new prescription if you give them your credit card. It is not true. Your pharmacy isn’t going to call you to tell you your insurance company is no longer covering a prescription. That information is sent to you by your insurance provider.
The scammer wants you to think you are in danger of not getting your life-saving medication. They are counting on you being afraid and on you believing their lie.
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If I get a call from someone claiming that they can refill my prescription, I should:
It is safe to throw my prescription bottles into the trash
It is safe to provide credit card information over the phone to people I do not know.
All of the following questions are good ones to ask if someone calls claiming that they can refill your prescription EXCEPT:
The prescription scam is also known as the ______________.