Friday, June 22, 2018

The latest con-artist scam

So my parents -- well into their 80s -- went to a small "spring fair" in their community this past week. My mother wrote me:
So we are walking around and this young man comes up to me and tells me he has a great cream that erases wrinkles. He tells me how good it is and I asked him the price. He said $1250. I said I can't afford that and he said he could drop it to $800. I said no way.

Then he said he could sell it to me if I used my Medicare card plus American Express (which we don't have). I walked away from him. I should have reported him.

Think of it, if I spend $1250, I can have a six month's supply of anti-wrinkle cream. Whee!!
Yeah, handing a Medicare card plus a credit card to a perfect stranger at a street fair -- what could possibly go wrong?

Lots of chutzpah from that fellow. That's all I can say.


  1. Dirty rotten scum!
    My daughter told me that they do this so they can support their families out of the USA.
    Don't know if that is true or not, but I think they are still scum.

  2. The sad part is, they wouldn't be doing it if people weren't falling for it.

  3. You have a smart mama.

  4. And if you’re not on Medicare yet, you may not realize that the Medicare number is the same as your social security number. YIKES!