We understand that some individuals have been contacted by a company called Genetic Advocates requesting your personal Medicare information for health screening. Here at Advocate Genetics, we take fraud very seriously and can assure you that we have not contacted you to request personal information for any type of health screening. We are a practice of genetic counselors specializing in reproductive medicine and it’s unfortunate that our business name is very similar to the company that reached out to you. This is an issue that we have come across since 2018.
Please see the article below, released by the U.S. Dept of HHS about this particular genetic testing scam with tips to help you protect yourself against Medicare fraud. https://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/consumer-alerts/fraud-alert-genetic-testing-scam/
We strongly encourage you to obtain as much information as possible when/if you receive one of these phone calls and then report the information to the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Federal Trade Commission: ReportFraud.ftc.gov U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General: Submit a Hotline Complaint | Office of Inspector General | Government Oversight | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hhs.gov)
We apologize for the inconvenience and annoyance these calls may be causing you and can assure you that we are doing everything we can on our end to put a stop to the calls.
The Advocate Genetics Team