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Pa. Dept. of Aging Warns Seniors of Genetic Testing Scam

 

October 10, 2019



The Pennsylvania Department of Aging is warning Pennsylvania seniors, their families, and caregivers about a new scam targeting older adults.

DNA testing has become extremely popular in the past few years for people looking to learn more about their family history and health, and scammers are now targeting Medicare beneficiaries with a fraudulent DNA testing service.

These scammers offer “free” genetic testing, claiming it is covered through Medicare, as a means for the senior to avoid disease or to find the right medications. This is simply an effort to gain access to a senior’s per...



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