There’s a list of scams at POW Network that involve members of the military and veterans. One such scam is being perpetrated by a woman known as Linda K May (Cardiff). Apparently, she’ll approach veterans with stories about how she can help them with claims of Agent Orange exposure and depleted uranium exposure. From Rhino Times;
Until now, the focus on May has been the medical tests she is offering to sell to Oak Ridge parents and to ailing veterans – tests for which the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can find no approval, despite May’s claim at a public meeting in Kernersville on June 10 that the test was FDA approved, and for which the US Patent and Trademark Office lists no patent in May’s name, despite May’s claims that she holds one.
Each woman said she paid May $1,500 to act in a relative’s workers’ compensation case, then, as far as each could tell, May did nothing to earn that money. Each provided a copy of a cancelled check written to LKM Health and Safety, and endorsed with May’s name when they were cashed.
In both cases, the women said they had written about their problems on internet sites and that May contacted them. The women said May stopped taking their calls after she got the money.
From an Agent Orange discussion in Google Groups;
Recently it came to me that a Ms. Linda May of Pontiac Illinois was attempting to peddle a test kit and lab testing to elderly and veterans that could detect dioxin’s from Agent Orange and would help in VA Claims and how she was an expert in her field and had testified for many veterans and helped them win their claims.
In addition she was claiming many other outrageous things as contracts with the DoD, the VA, EPA, OSHA, etc. and would never provide any written documentation, evidence or medical research.
These are fairly old, but an email Mary forwarded to us reports that she’s in Canada running this scam still, as recently as this month, apparently.
I am a Canadian vet of the Bosnia conflict and recently my local Association was the target of a scam involving a one Ms Linda K Cardiff May, BS,RN,BSN. She claimed to be the CEO of Warbler of Illinois Company.
This person drove to Ontario Canada and presented local members with false claims and documentation of her medical qualifications and asked for urine samples from members to conduct Depleted Uranium tests on the samples. This person provided a business card, of which I still have, and left the country with said samples.
Sorry, that’s my urine and you’re not leaving the country with my urine. I know we have some regular lurkers from Canada, so be warned. I’m sure she can get some business from the folks at the IVAW House in DC. They’ve been storing their urine in their fridge for years.