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How To Protect Yourself From Pharmacy Discount Card Scams

How To Protect Yourself From Pharmacy Discount Card ScamsIn a prior post we discussed 2 of the more common pharmacy discount card scams that con artists are perpetrating on the unsuspecting public, namely the “counterfeit discount card” and the “ObamaCare” scams. There are certain phrases or words that these unscrupulous individuals typically use when giving you their pitch. This includes:

  • “Federally approved” or “government-approved insurance” – up until 2014, this type of discount insurance was non-existent. Although there are some now, you still have to be careful when hearing these phrases in the person’s sales pitch.
  • “Medicare drug coverage rebates” – again, this is a misnomer and the Federal Government in no way, shape, or form endorses, honors, or supports such rebates.
  • “ObamaCare” – this common terminology is what opponents to the Affordable Care Act have nicknamed it. The reality is that ObamaCare or Obama Health plans are non-existent.
  • “Pharmacy discount cards that also provide health insurance coverage” – these are basically the same as the counterfeit discount cards that we wrote about in a prior post. Although some pharmacy discount cards do have a cost attached, these phony cards cost you money to buy and when you try to use them for medical care or prescription medications, you still have to pay as no healthcare provider will honor them.

In order to protect yourself from these different scams, never provide these con artists with your personal information such as bank account and social security numbers whether in person or over your fax or phone.

The USA Rx pharmacy discount card should not be confused with any type of insurance coverage. It is a FREE savings card that you can download online, print out, and start using immediately at over 60,000 US pharmacies. In some cases, it could save you up to 75% on certain medications that you take on a regular basis. For more information, call us toll-free at 888-277-3911 or e-mail USA Rx at [email protected].