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Chatham County residents warned about diabetes telemarketing calls

Posted Sunday, September 19, 2010

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Pittsboro, NC - The Chatham County Council on Aging alerts residents to a phone calls from someone marketing diabetes testing equipment. The marketer is asking for personal health information and addresses over the phone.

“We remind residents that they should never give out personal health information and address over the phone…not in any circumstance,” said Angel Dennison, director of the Council on Aging.

The Council on Aging itself received one of these calls on September 17, so that it appears to be a random calling system, Dennison said. “They ask if you have diabetes and then tell you that a company representative can come to the home and show you a better blood testing meter. They then ask for your Medicare number and address.”

If you have caller ID on your phone, it will read: “Important Call.”

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