Monthly Archives: November 2015

Hawaii Senior Reports Scam Attempt

On November 6, 2015, a Hawaii senior called the Hawaii Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) to report a phone call she received. The caller said she represented a physician referral company and they had a “new medical package” for her.  They needed her credit card number in order to ship the package to her.  The senior

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Medicare Fraud Case Extends to Hawaii: Queen’s Settles for $1.5M

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported on 10/31/15 Queen’s Medical Center agreed to pay $1.5 million to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), one of 70 settlements totaling more than $250 million in a case that involved 457 hospitals in 43 states.  The government alleged the hospitals implanted cardioverter defibrillators, or ICDs, in Medicare patients too soon

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Fire Extinguisher and Smoke Alarm Scams – Don’t Get Burned!

On September 11, 2015, the Star-Advertiser reported a warning from the Honolulu Fire Department about bogus calls offering to install home fire extinguishers.  According to Fire Department officials, no one from the Fire Department is authorized to make calls to offer or install fire extinguishers in homes. Also be aware the Fire Department does not

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