Medicare Card Scam Alert
Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 6:27 pm.
From the Better Business Bureau:
New Medicare Card Scare
[Fort Wayne, IN - February 12, 2013] – Senior Citizens are receiving calls from individuals with heavy, foreign accents, who speak in a broken, English dialect. The individuals are calling, insisting that the seniors need to renew their Medicare cards. They confirm the name and address of the Medicare recipient. Apparently, they are working from lists with this information and are making calls, nationwide. In order to receive the new Medicare card, they mandate that checking account information is required. Fortunately, not everyone falls for this, but there are those who do respond to these scare tactics.
Should you have any concerns about whether or not you need a new Medicare card, please contact the Customer Service number on the back of your card. To report incidents of this type of scam, contact the Medicare Fraud Hotline number at 866-893-9622.