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.