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As the number of people and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so do the scams associated with it. Scammers use public health emergencies as opportunities for new fraud schemes, and...
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 he...
Below is a list of common areas Medicare fraud occurs. If you or a loved one may have been a victim of any of these schemes, contact your SMP, the OIG Hotline, and/or local law enforcement.
Criminals seek money or sensitive data from unsuspecting consumers.
They give tips on what to look for and how to avoid fraud.
Prosecutors say they used the pandemic for their own financial gain.
Social isolation among older adults is a serious issue, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of adults ages 45 an...
Medical identity (ID) theft occurs when someone steals personal information – such as a beneficiary’s name and Medicare number – and uses the information to get medical treatme...
Falling for them may lead to life-threatening consequences.
Law enforcement is on high alert for criminal activity.
WebMD explains what to expect, how to stop scammers.
Casework Done Right: From Scam Submission to SIRS Success
Marissa Whitehouse, ACL, and Nicole Liebau and Sara Lauer, SMP National Resource Center - Presentation
Coping with Medicare and COVID-19: T...
Take extra care when you receive an unsolicited communication.
Fraudulent documents claim individuals are exempt from mask requirements.
Unapproved COVID antibody tests might provide false results.
Federal agent gives prevention tips, describes scams.
They’re trying to steal people’s identities, money, or both.
SMP has been receiving complaints of unsolicited callers using COVID-19 to prey on beneficiaries.
They will stop at nothing to exploit the pandemic.
A dozen federal officials offer advice to outsmart coronavirus scammers.
There are no FDA-approved cures, tests, or vaccines.
Scam artists are using the pandemic to try to steal Medicare numbers.
Complaint alleges she agreed to be paid kickbacks on a per-test basis for COVID-19 tests.
Scheme included vitamin C infusions for frontline workers and COVID-19 patients.
One woman gave her information to someone she thought was with Medicare.