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Help Fight Medicare Fraud

fraudCon artists may try to get your Medicare Number or personal information so they can steal your identity and commit Medicare fraud. Medicare fraud results in higher health care costs and taxes for everyone.

Protect yourself from Medicare fraud. Guard your Medicare card like it’s a credit card. Remember:

  • Medicare will never contact you for your Medicare Number or other personal information unless you’ve given them permission in advance.
  • Medicare will never call you to sell you anything.
  • You may get calls from people promising you things if you give them a Medicare Number. Don’t do it.
  • Medicare will never visit you at your home.
  • Medicare can’t enroll you over the phone unless you called first.

Learn more tips to help prevent Medicare fraud.

Check regularly for Medicare billing fraud. Review your Medicare claims and Medicare Summary Notices for any services billed to your Medicare Number you don’t recognize.

Note:

Medicare covers the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to youso if anyone asks you to share your Medicare Number or pay for access to the vaccine, you can bet it’s a scam.

Here’s what to know:

  • You can’t pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.
  • You can’t pay to get early access to a vaccine.
  • Don’t share your personal or financial information if someone calls, texts, or emails you promising access to the vaccine for a fee.

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Rik
4 months ago

Seems like Common Sense to me!
But it’s amazing how many emails I get every day from people I never had or gave my email address to. And then there’s the dozens of phone calls I get daily from out of state callers “soliciting” me for whatever though I never answer them if I don’t recognize the number. Some organizations and companies that I do correspond with must “sell” their membership/sales lists to whoever will pay them to. And I don’t even use or have credit cards because I know they sell their info. But Medicare fraud? … Well I guess why not? … Many crooks seem to especially concentrate on the Senior market because many Seniors are gullible, but not me!

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