Watch out for Medicare Phone Scams - Senior Medicare Patrol

Watch out for Medicare Phone Scams - Senior Medicare Patrol

Never give out your Medicare number to someone who calls you claiming they need it. Scammers call and pretend to be from Medicare, doctor's offices, or other government agencies and ask you to confirm information over the phone in order to "verify" benefits or claim a "free" offer. Don't fall for these! Even if the caller has your name, address, birthday, or any other personal information, hang up. Call your doctor or Medicare yourself to verify the call. 

To report a suspicious call, or get help if you did give out your Medicare, contact the Senior Medicare patrol at 877-808-2468 or visit www.smpresource.org.

 

(This video was supported in part by a grant (No. 90MPRC0001) from the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Grantees carrying out projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Therefore, points of view or opinions do not necessarily represent official ACL or DHHS policy.)

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