Beware of “Medicare” Scammers

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is an annual period of time (ending December 7) when Medicare users decide whether to keep their coverage or go with another plan.  It is also a time of increased scams directed at seniors, aimed at getting personal and billing information from seniors.  Please gently remind the seniors in your life not to provide Medicare or personal information over the phone to someone who calls to ask for it.  And, make sure to check Medicare Summary Notices to be sure the charges are correct.  Failing to flag fraudulent charges could negatively affect your ability to get needed care in the future.  Read more about the scam here(link is external).

If you receive such a call, please contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-800-MEDICARE or use this link