States sound alarm about fraudsters urging cancer screenings.
This article was posted on AARP.
Jerry Armstrong, an IBM retiree in mountain-fringed Sonora, Calif., got a phone call out of the blue.
Did he have any direct relatives who had cancer, and would he like a free DNA test that would reveal his propensity for the disease?
Armstrong, 76, whose mother, sister and daughter suffered from cancer, never suspected that the call could be a scam.
The Californian, who was a U.S. Air Force medic in Vietnam and spent 25 years with IBM before retiring as a senior buyer, was keen to take the test.
So he gave the caller,