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Fraud Alert: Genetic (DNA) Testing Scam

 

Des Moines – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a fraud alert warning the public about a preventive genetic (DNA) testing scam.  Iowans have reported being contacted about this testing scam.

“Scammers are promoting a so-called free genetic (or DNA) test to Iowans on Medicare.  People are falsely told that Medicare will pay for a preventive genetic test to check for cancer,” said Kris Gross, director of the Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol.  “Iowans are being targeted in a wide variety of ways including at health fairs, door to door and through telemarketing calls.”

Scammers ask for a cheek swab to send to a lab for analysis. The individual is then asked for their Medicare number to cover the costs of the test.   Don’t become a victim to this scam.  Medicare does not cover genetic testing, except in very rare circumstances and such a test must be medically necessary and ordered by your own doctor.

“Walk away from this scam and hang up on any calls that attempt to secure your Medicare number,” encouraged Gross.

Iowans can report suspected Medicare fraud, including the genetic (DNA) test scam to the Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) by calling 800-351-4664 (TTY800-735-2942) or reporting at https://iid.iowa.gov/iowa-smp-fraud-reporting-form.

More information regarding current scams can be found at http://smp.iowa.gov

 
 
HELP WANTED!!
Full-Time Position - Wireless Internet Installer/Repairman
Starnet, a growing regional wireless Internet service provider in Graettinger, is seeking an enthusiastic individual for installation, techical support, and service work to wireless Internet subscribers in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.
Starting hourly wage is $15 - $18, based on experience. Company supplies a work vehicle, cell phone, tools and all installation supplies.  Benefits include: Paid time off, Flex/HSA plans, health/vision/dental insurance, 401K and more.

Application deadline is July 1, 2019

Mail letter or application and resume to: 

Starnet, Human Resources

PO Box 8

Graettinger, Iowa 51342

or send email to: carla@rvtc.co 

 
 
Foundation for Rural Services
RVTC would like to inform you, our customers, of a another grant opportunity.
The Foundation for Rural Services, also know as FRS, has an ongoing commitment to rural communities across the country. FRS provides annual grants for rural communities served by NTCA members like RVTC. 
The goal of this program is to support local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America. 
Grants range from $250 to $5000. Each spring, FRS begins accepting applications for
the current year's grant process. 
The grant projects FRS funds vary but are concentrated in four major areas including business, education, community & economic development, and applications of telecommunications.
More information and the grant application can be found online at: www.frs.org 
Don't forget your letter of support from RVTC!!

 

 

 

River Valley now has a
Loyalty Rewards Club Card!!

IT'S EASY!!   It's our way of saying THANK YOU for shopping local!!

For every $10 you spend in our retail area, we will give you a stamp on your card. When you have your card filled up, turn it in for $10 off your current or next purchase in our retail area. Stop in for more details.

 
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Aureon Charity Grant Program

The Aureon Charity Grant Program is available to Iowa communities sponsored by its participating telecommunications companies. RVTC along with Aureon would like to invite public & private non-profit agencies to submit an application to help assist your organization with its charity drives and/or funding for a specific project.

There are virtually no restrictions on the number or types of charities that may apply for the grant; however, the program must benefit and be made available to all members of the community.

Grant applications will continue to be due quarterly (March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31).
Only complete applications will be considered. 
More information and the grant application can be found online at: 
Don't forget to get your letter of support from RVTC!!

All Charity Grant awards will be presented by Aureon and RVTC.