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Phone scammers and 'teledoctors' charged with preying on seniors in fraud case

By NPR  
   October 08, 2019

Dean Ernest had been living in a nursing home about a year when his son, John, got a call last winter asking if his father was experiencing back pain and would like a free orthotic brace.ย The caller said he was with Medicare. John Ernest didn't believe him, said "no" to the brace and hung up. He didn't give out his father's Medicare number.

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