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

  2. You have a smart mama.

  3. 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!