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received just a few moments ago. "Samantha" representing National Diabetes Association, caller ID stated "California" with a 323 area code.

Her broken English was so bad, I hardly understood what she really had to say, talked about how long diabetic, med used, what meter, etc. When she was saying that NDA would send me free meter, strips, lancets I balked. I told her my insurance pays good, and I didn't want to give up my current meter.

I thanked her for her for calling and hung up the phone.

Have any of you had such a call from NDA?

MimiMc
 

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If you still have the number in your Caller ID, run it through Google & see if anything comes up. There are many sites who keep track of calls like this & you'll see what other people are being called - whether it's a scam or not.
Thanks, Shanny! I googled the #, this is one of the responses...National Diabetes Association nda.net
Calls with incorrect information about my health
8th of Jul, 2011 by dardena
This company is not trust worthy at all and I wish you folks who think you are getting something for nothing would realize your name and personal health information is probably being sold to marketing lists for insurance and diabetic supply companies. Not only that, your diabetes is probably being noted by insurance companies so they can raise your rates. Do not ever give out personal information to anyone on the phone you do not personally know! Call was made from California 323-474-0371. I am writing my Congressman and Senator to stop the leaking of personal health information to any old company out there so it can become public knowledge.


Yes, she was asking for personal information...my doctor's name, my insurance co, how often to my doctor, etc. That's why I hung up the phone.
 

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For those in the US, try the Do Not Call Registry. You can sign up on-line https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx If memory serves they are a part of the FTC.
When I get an occasional solicitation call it works to complain :)
Would you believe she had the nerve to call back again @2:25. My husband had answered the phone and told me I had a phone call. As soon as I heard the broken English, I asked if this was Samantha. She say yes, I told her she had called me earlier (10:51). She said she wanted to help me. I just came unglued with her and told her I've already reported her #. This time it stated "unknown" on the ID.
Larry, I do have the "Do Not Call Registry". I told her to remove my # from her listings or I was reporting as a scam.
 
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