DO NOT USE Pharmacy Discount Card. This is a piece of junk mail thrown into your mailbox from scavanged and purchased junk mailing lists. Its an ad campaign to grab your personal information and your medical history. There is no friends referring you for this card. Your church or school didn’t give up their members names and addresses as referrals for you to get this card. Its a piece of junk mail.
Throw it away.
Better yet, send it back to them and let them throw it away.
Pharmacy Discount Card
4410 Massachusetts Ave
Washington, D.C. 20016
Google maps says this address is on the campus of a University, right next to the admissions and student building. WARNING
Standford Health Alliance
12201 L Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Google maps says this address is also on the campus of a University, in the middle of a clump of buildings
Whats the scam? They send you a junk mail card. You use it to get a supposed unverified discount. They turn your info over to a pharmaceutical company to try and get a kickback on referrals to their brand of medicine.
Really? Is that how they make money? Can it really work that way? Are drug companies paying people to use discount cards when its already being sold as generics at Wegman’s, Target and Wal Mart?
How is it a scam Jim, I got a card with my name on it. Err no, wait its not a card with my name on it. Its a card with numbers and codes that the phone operators can’t use to look you up. Your name is printed on the envelope the cards are mailed to you.
And you will get the speech that someone referred you, or you signed up for the card. And befor eyou can say “No way” they continue with the speel till you go away. Don’t go away. Keep them on the phone on speaker while your doing something productive and eat into their operating costs. Programs that are scams need to die. If they just tell you “We bought your name in a mailing list.” or “We went through public records of everyone with a divers license in your state.” It would be better. But the scammers want to lie. And that should raise the hair on the back of your neck in warning.
What do they get? They get your name, address, prescription, doctrs name, dosage, date of birth. Wow, and its all protected under HIPAA? Well since they lie about who they are, where they are, and how they got your info to get you the card, would you really trust them with anything of your personal information?
But I will save “Up to 75%”. 75% off of full retail? Who pays that? Go to Wegman’s, Target, Wal Mart or other stores and get a photocopied printout of their generic drug prices. And then you know what the real price is. Then see if you get a discount from that number.
The envelope, with the obvious bogus Official Use Do Not Bend label, says it was mailed from 60515. Which is Downers Grove, IL. Which means, that small drug company is sending it? Hmm, thats not likely. But by having that addres,s it increases the chances if you do some casual research you will be fooled or duped.
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Tags: discount card, drug costs, pharmacy, scam