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The biweekly SMP News features news of interest to the SMP network. New scams alert the public to be on guard. Justice articles detail criminal prosecutions. Stories that include SMPs show how effective their outreach is all over the country. SMP News includes tools, knowledge, and resources helpful for anyone who wants to learn about health care fraud, errors, and abuse. 

Don’t Fall for the 90# Telephone Scam

A legacy phone scam using the 90# buttons on business landline telephones is still around, targeting phones served by a private branch exchange (PBX) or private automatic branch exchange (PABX). How this scam occurs You receive a call at your office from someone...

Bogus Vaccines. Fake Testing Sites. Virus Frauds Are Flourishing.

This article originally appeared in The New York Times. Offers of bogus drugs to prevent or treat coronavirus infection. Websites selling fake vaccines. False promises of speedier receipt of government stimulus checks. This is the new face of fraud. With millions of...

Alert from the NY State Office of Aging

A Call Center Agent took a call from a VT resident (Harriet) currently in Florida.  Harriet received a Facebook message from a friend who shared that she (the friend) had received a government grant for senior citizens, and Harriet could too.  She gave Harriet a...

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