Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Consumer Alert: Prescription discount cards may not deliver promised savings

TOPEKA, KAN. – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today warned consumers that prescription discount cards which arrived this past week in many Kansas mailboxes may not be what they appear.

In the past week, many Kansas consumers have reported receiving a prescription discount card in the mail, which they did not request. These cards claim to be able to save you “up to 75 percent on all FDA-approved drugs at pharmacies everywhere.”

“Consumers should know these cards are not insurance,” Schmidt said. “Even though the cards may be free, the company may be collecting personal information. Consumers should do their homework, compare plans and be sure they are getting the best deal on prescriptions.”

Consumers who believe they may have been the victim of a scam should contact the Attorney General’s Office by calling (800) 432-2310 or online at www.InYourCornerKansas.org.