The scamster posing as an NHS doctor in England may have a secret service badge, but a UK scammer may have even more tricks up his sleeve.
It’s one thing for a person pretending to be a doctor to ask you for a blood test, but the scammer in the US may be even more nefarious.
According to UK news outlet The Daily Mail, the scamster will offer to give you a free blood test after signing up for an NHS care service.
If you’re skeptical about a test that comes with a fee, the NHS in the United Kingdom also offers free blood tests at a rate of £8.50.
It doesn’t stop there, however, as the scam artist will then ask you to complete a medical history questionnaire and fill out a survey asking about your health.
Once you have all the information gathered, the person will then send you a bill that is then sent to your home.
This is when the scam will begin.
You can see how this could work by reading the following statement that the scamber sends you in your email inbox:It is important to note that there are no health insurance benefits or out-of-pocket costs to the patient if you get a test from the NHS.
In other words, you are not paying a fee to a health insurance company to get a blood or other test.
However, the problem arises when the person is not a medical professional.
If the scamming individual is not one, the health insurance provider is not the one providing care to you, according to the Daily Mail.
In this case, the provider could have no business providing medical care to the individual.
The NHS has been cracking down on these kinds of scams and it’s been doing so for a while.
In 2013, the UK government announced it would introduce a new policy that will make it easier for people to report such scams.