Most older adults are bombarded with telephone calls from scammers. These calls are pretty much daily events.
Now that Covid-19 vaccinations are slowly taking place Seniors should be aware that scam artists will be trying to take advantage of consumer confusion and fears about the process. Medicare is warning its recipients to be on guard. Here is some recent information from Medicare.
Con artists may try to get your Medicare Number or personal information so they can steal your identity and commit Medicare fraud. Medicare fraud results in higher health care costs and taxes for everyone.
Protect yourself from Medicare fraud. Guard your Medicare card like it’s a credit card. Remember:
Check regularly for Medicare billing fraud. Review your Medicare claims and Medicare Summary Notices for any services billed to your Medicare Number you don’t recognize.
Report anything suspicious to Medicare. If you suspect fraud, call 1-800-MEDICARE.