Skip to comments.Prescription drug cards not from government (Scam Warning)
Posted on 09/05/2013 10:54:05 AM PDT by Baynative
PORTLAND -- A new prescription discount card is promising Oregonians an average savings of 50 percent on prescription drugs. Its called the United States Prescription Discount card, and it looks like an official government document.
A lot of people are now getting them in the mail. But these cards are not from the government.
They are sent to people addressed as resident code, and they promise the savings at pharmacies everywhere nationwide.
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Saw something similar in the mail in Austin. Looks like it’s from the US Govt, with logos and type similar to the IRS! Says operators are available 24/7....
We threw ours out.
In the package was a FAQ brochure and the first section said:
Anyone in the United States can take advantage of the savings provided by this discount card. no one can be denied because of age, medical history, residency status, or frequency of use.
You know if I ever actually won anything, got some money, etc. via usps it would get thrown out.
Anything that is NOT from someone or a company that I immediately recognize does not even get opened and goes straight in the shredder.
The older I get the smaller the above list gets too. lol
It may not be a scam, but I’m not sure. So, I’m waiting to see if anyone else here has experience with this. It could be another company that has figured out how to make a buck off Obama’s incompetence. If so, I guess I have to applaud them for their entrepreneurism.
Wow, I hope Seniors don’t cancel their part D, thinking they are covered. Those that do will face a Social Security penalty. Discount cards do NOT meet the Part D requirement.
Saw something similar in the mail in Austin. Looks like its from the US Govt, with logos and type similar to the IRS! Says operators are available 24/7....
We threw ours out.
Same here in Georgia...we don’t rely on any type of medications anyway.
I got a card in the mail.
Pharmacy Discount Card.
Showed it to my druggist, and she said we only use your Anthem card, (Medicare)
It’s not a scam per say - but one of the “work at home” schemes where you make money “while sitting at your kitchen table”. (you’ve all heard the ads)
These are cash discount cards for people who pay cash for their rx’s. May save you $1 on a $100 rx, but you can save some money generics.
Again these cards only work alone with cash transaction and not as a secondary card discount to get regular insurance co-pays lower.
They are more of a pain to your pharmacist than anything else and the market is flooded with with hundreds of varieties.
We got these 2 weeks ago in WI. Our pharmacist told is it was a scam, and we shredded them.
Sept 2012 we saw at our county office bulletin a note about this drug discount card called UNARx card. We got it from the Internet and used it at Walmart Pharmacy and got the price down from $118 to $81. A few months later, they further reduced it to $49. We are still amazed how the card really works to save us money (and so far no problem with identity theft for using the card.)
I noticed that there are many such cards around now, but we stick with this card for it has proven to work.
Just thought I would relate this experience. I have no idea why it works and how it works but it works. So far we only used it to buy 1 prescription at Walmart every 3 months.
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