Elderly given warning of medication scam
POLICE are warning elderly residents in Stamford, the Deepings, Bourne and Spalding to be on their guard against a phone scam targeting vulnerable victims.
The scam sees the caller trying to charge residents around £30 a day for homeopathic medicines and claiming he represents the Government which is con- ducting a survey about health.
According to the warning from Lincolnshire Police Economic Crime Unit the caller also claims that “doctors are prescribing too many medicines” and that the Government is trying to encourage more people to take homeopathic medicines.
The caller also says that the patient should not discuss the call with their GP as GPs do not approve of homeopathic treatments.
Head of the unit, Detective Sergeant Ian Jarman said: “People should be aware as the Government is not undertaking any survey and patients should not alter any of their medications without consultation with their GP.”