Alert to possible Kidney Transplant Internet Scam
This information was provided to Network 13 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
A nurse at a dialysis unit in Illinois reported someone had posted a sticker on the outside of the unit’s back door with the following information:
“If you are in need of a kidney transplant, for options go to www.lionschance.com”
Upon investigating this site, the nurse learned it is an auction site forhuman organs. There is a registration form where would-be recipients can give their credit card numbers to register.
The dialysis unit filed a police report for vandalism but there’s not too much more they can do. No one else has reported, as of yet, to confirm this information.
This is the alert Network 13 facilities to be aware that their patients may come into contact with this information.