Our detectives spoke to a resident recently who received a phone call about her Medicare.
The caller was apparently calling to verify (see: steal) information for one reason or another and asked for information about the caller and about the numbers on the card.
Of course, this is a scam. Actual Medicare Representatives have your information and don’t need to call about it.
Also, you’d receive notice via postal mail rather than a weird phone call.
Whether it’s to “verify’ information, to claim your account has been compromised, about charges on your account, or anything else – NEVER give out your information over the phone.
- Don’t give personal information to get your new Medicare card. If someone calls claiming to be from Medicare, asking for your Social Security number, bank information, or other information to get your new card, that’s a scam. Hang up. Medicare will never ask you to give personal information to get your new Medicare number and card.
- Don’t pay for your new card. It’s yours for free. If anyone calls and says you need to pay for it, that’s a scam. Hang up.
Look out for your susceptible loves ones. Always be aware.