Criminals are continually looking for ways to try to steal your money, and in one recent ploy, some San Diegans have received calls claiming to be from their pharmacy asking for money to fill a prescription.

“I called my CVS in La Mesam and they said I was the second one to call today,” said Juanita Thomas, who received a voicemail.

Thomas said she has prescriptions filled at CVS, so it wasn’t unusual for her to get calls from the pharmacy. This voicemail was different from the others she was used to hearing.

“They have a very distinct machine that says your prescription is ready,” Thomas said. “This is nothing like that.”

The voicemail said Thomas had a bill for nearly $250 that needed to be charged and that she should call the helpline to complete the charge. Thomas, who was suspicious because of the amount, started asking questions when she called the number.

“I don’t have a prescription for that amount of money,” Thomas said. “I…

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