COVID-19 Fraud

COVID-19 Fraud

 

Scams related to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, are rapidly increasing as the public health emergency continues. Scammers are targeting older adults and those with serious long-term health conditions who appear to have a higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19. Fraudsters are attempting to bill Medicare for sham tests or treatments related to the coronavirus and are targeting individuals to illegally obtain money or Medicare numbers. 

Report potential COVID-19 fraud, errors, or abuse if:

  • You provided your Medicare number to someone other than your doctor, health care provider, or other trusted representative 
  • You provided your Medicare number to someone who contacted you through an unsolicited call, text, or email 
  • Someone comes to your door offering “free” coronavirus testing, treatment, or supplies

To learn more about tips related to COVID-19 fraud, click here.

To learn how to read your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) or Explanation of Benefits (EOB), click here.

Report Fraud

To learn about reporting potential Medicare fraud, errors, or abuse, click here.


SMP Consumer Fraud Alert Resources

OIG Fraud Alert Resources

Social Security Fraud Alert Resources

Other COVID-19 Resources

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