CINCINNATI – BBB Cincinnati, Cincinnati Police Department, and ProSeniors are partnering together for a special press conference to warn residents in the Greater Cincinnati area about an alleged door-to-door DNA screening scam.
Cincinnati Police are receiving reports of an individual representing a medical testing company who is canvassing Cincinnati neighborhoods, particularly homes of the elderly, offering to take a DNA sample to on how the person’s body metabolizes certain medicines and if they’re prone to certain ailments. The solicitor explains Medicare or Medicaid insurance will cover the test, takes a swab sample from the cheek of the resident and then records their personal information from their insurance card.
Representatives from ProSeniors are currently receiving a high volume of calls from people sharing similar stories and are expressing their concern that their insurance coverage and identity have been compromised.
Police Specialist, Laurie Kramer, Financial Crimes Squad and Geoffrey Larson, Ohio SMP Project Associate will join Sandra Guile, PR Specialist for BBB Cincinnati for a press conference Wednesday, June 19 at 1:30 p.m. at BBB’s offices, 1 E. 4th St., Suite 600.
The agencies will outline what the public should look out for and provide resources that are available to report suspicious activity. Members of the media, law enforcement, and senior caregivers are invited to attend. This event will also be live-streamed on social media.
Reservations appreciated and may be made by calling 513-639-9126 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org