REPORT: Man gets box of unneeded medical braces – FBI says it’s part of $1.2B scam

MAY 14, 2019

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CLINTON, Iowa – The FBI is calling it the biggest Medicare fraud they’ve ever investigated.

For Robert Turney, of Clinton, Iowa, the scam called “Brace Yourself” started a few months back when a box showed up on his doorstep full of items he didn’t order.

The article goes on to state the following:

“We opened the package (to) see what they are.  I said to my wife, ‘I don’t need these things,'” says Turney.

Inside were seven medical braces for different body parts shipped from a company called Crown Medical. All of them were delivered in one box with a grand total of $4,400.

Scam expert Randy Meier says the scam is being investigated by the FBI.

“This is nationwide,” says Meier. “$1.2 billion dollars is what the FBI calculated the loss at.”

It all starts with a phone call to Medicare patients. The person on the other end of the phone tries to get your Medicare number and offers the person a free medical brace. Then, a few weeks later, the person gets a package.


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