Attorney general warns of diabetes scam - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Attorney general warns of diabetes scam

The following is a press release from the Mississippi Attorney General's Office

The Attorney Generals Office is warning consumers of a recent scam targeting those with diabetes. Consumers have called the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi and the American Diabetes Association to report that they are receiving unsolicited requests from individuals purporting to be employees with those organizations. The scam artists are calling diabetes victims and requesting personal information such as social security numbers, dates of birth and credit card information. The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi and the American Diabetes Foundation reported these complaints to the Consumer Protection Division of the Mississippi Attorney Generals Office.

Legitimate organizations like the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi and the American Diabetes Foundation will not initiate a phone call or send an email asking you to provide, update or confirm sensitive information. Before responding to any request for personal information, consumers should contact the institutions directly to ensure the request is valid.

"Unfortunately, scam artists will often use the name of reputable organization to lure consumers into thinking they are dealing with a familiar organization," said Attorney General Jim Hood. "Because of this, we continue to urge consumers to use caution before acting on unsolicited emails, voice mails, text messages or phone calls requesting personal information. Educating our consumers is one of the most important actions we can take to combat scams like this one."

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • SGA Students Create New Interactive Trail for Gulf Park Campus

    SGA Students Create New Interactive Trail for Gulf Park Campus

    Friday, July 28 2017 2:05 AM EDT2017-07-28 06:05:27 GMT
    Photo credit: USMPhoto credit: USM

    Members of the Student Government Association (SGA) on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus recently began a project that will inform many on the University’s beachfront campus for years to come. 

    More >>

    Members of the Student Government Association (SGA) on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus recently began a project that will inform many on the University’s beachfront campus for years to come. 

    More >>
  • Players of the Pine Belt: Sacred Heart's Campbell Klein

  • Lumberton family shares their fight with West Nile

    Lumberton family shares their fight with West Nile

    Thursday, July 27 2017 10:47 PM EDT2017-07-28 02:47:15 GMT

    The Mississippi State Department of Health reported there are now 12 cases of West Nile Virus in our state Thursday morning. Although, every case is serious, that number pales in comparison, to the 247 cases in 2012. Still, you have to put a human face onto these figures to really know what this virus is capable of doing. For the past five years, the lasting affects of West Nile have been overwhelming for the Courcelle family. "You see it in the movies. You don't ever think you...

    More >>

    The Mississippi State Department of Health reported there are now 12 cases of West Nile Virus in our state Thursday morning. Although, every case is serious, that number pales in comparison, to the 247 cases in 2012. Still, you have to put a human face onto these figures to really know what this virus is capable of doing. For the past five years, the lasting affects of West Nile have been overwhelming for the Courcelle family. "You see it in the movies. You don't ever think you...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly