BEWARE OF SCAMS AND RIP-OFFS

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BEWARE OF SCAMS AND RIP-OFFS

Postby jimithy » Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:51 pm

Unfortunately there are easily over a thousand groups/companies out there that provide assistance to people desperate to get the medications they need.

The vast majority are legitimate. Unfortunately quite a number of them are not.

There are various ways to be scammed or ripped off. The most common seems to be over-charging you for services provided on the internet for free. (NOTE: All of the services at Slash Drug Costs will ALWAYS be free.)

Programs like PPArx.org, NeedyMeds.com, and togetherrxaccess.com are some of the more popular free services that are fairly easy to use and effective if your income fits certain federal poverty guideline standards.

We are unique in that we are completely free and available to everyone, no matter how much money they make. It is our belief that a person should not required to be poverty stricken in order to afford their medications.

The scam/rip-off companies also can do something much worse than simply charging a fee for inadequate services. In the guise of getting enough information to help you... they get enough information to sell your identity to someone willing to get credit cards in your name, take out loans, or even drain your bank account.

Sometimes these efforts are not done through posts but by using "Private Messaging" or email between members. We do not monitor such communications. If you have a concern about something that has been sent you please contact the WebmasterSlashDrugCosts@Gmail.com with a copy of what was sent and by whom. We will investigate it and get back to you quickly.

I have even seen such companies display "In case of fraud" buttons on their home page. These buttons can take you to sites that are even worse. They require you to fill out long forms so that supposedly you can report the fraud and so that monies recovered can be sent back to you. This is called phishing and provides even greater information for identity thieves.

There is a solution.

Use sites with high reputations, or that are well known, or that (like our site) do not require ANY personal information. Your identity is completely safe with us because we do not ask any identifying information and we do not share any personal information you might accidentally provide. (In fact our moderators will usually wipe any personal information you might accidentally provide within minutes of you posting it.)

We monitor this site very closely to extract any member or post whose intent is to earn money from our guests or to steal from them.

This is a safe environment and we will do our absolute best to keep it that way. :)
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