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Pandemic Produces Scams Targeting Iowa Seniors


Pandemic Produces Scams Targeting Iowa Seniors

by Mike Moen

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The health implications of the global coronavirus pandemic are stressful enough for Iowans, and people looking to prey on those fears are making it tougher.

State authorities and AARP Iowa both are warning about new scams, including some targeting seniors.

According to AARP Iowa, it is hearing about phone calls from individuals claiming to be from Medicare or Social Security.

AARP Iowa State Director Brad Anderson says another involves people going door-to-door, offering free coronavirus testing -- and then attempting to file false claims or offer vaccines....

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