Bartlett Woman Helps Feds Shut Down Scam

Bartlett Woman Helps Feds Shut Down Scam

A Bartlett woman's complaint against a medical discount scam led to a major crack down.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - A Bartlett woman's complaint against a medical discount scam led to a major crack down.

The feds say the scammers offered phony discounts on prescription drugs. Vickie Thompson couldn't be happier the group was shut down.

“It’s very fulfilling to know its going to stop and they are not going to bother anymore seniors,” Thompson said.

Thompson works at the Aging Commission of the Mid-South.

That's why she knew there was a problem when her mother gave money to the company called "AFD Medical Advisors".

“I was on high alert. I immediately knew what it was,” Thompson said.

Thompsons complaint helped form the federal case.

According to the complaint, victims were told they would get discounted or free prescription drugs but that they had to purchase a card for $300 to continue getting their Medicare, social security benefits, or insurance benefits. When in fact, seniors could get the same card for free by calling a toll free number or going to a website.

“I’m just glad to see someone got caught,” Thompson said.

AFD's business address was actually a rental mailbox at a UPS store in the Milwaukee area.

According to the complaint, Aaron DuPont owned or managed the company.

“I hope he goes to jail and never sees the light of day. I know it sounds vindictive but were they giving any thought to the they were scamming,” Thompson said.

Those involved are facing a long list of charges. From falsely presenting themselves as members of the us government to calling consumers on the do not call registry.

A federal judge in Illinois forced the company to shut down and froze their assets.
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