BBB says phone scam preys on people with medical needs

ROCKFORD (WREX) – The Better Business Bureau said it’s getting an increase in calls about a medical scam in our area.

It says people are getting phone calls telling them they’re eligible to get a back brace. But the caller tells them they have to accept it now or risk losing the opportunity to get one in the future when they may need it.

The BBB said it is getting about 20 calls a week regarding this scam. The BBB said organizations like the IRS, Social Security Administration, Medicare and Medicaid do not make phone calls to people demanding they do anything.

Kristin Crowley

Kristin Crowley

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