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Calling out Medicare Scams

senior couple with phone and laptopMedicare scams come in many forms. A very common scam offers "free" medical equipment or services but you have to provide your Medicare number. The most recent scam of this type targets people with diabetes. Callers are claiming to be from Medicare and are offering free testing supplies. That's a red flag as Medicare never makes calls offering supplies or services.

You and your family members can protect yourselves from Medicare scams (and other scams) by never providing your Medicare number, Social Security number, credit card information, or other personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call. Never respond to such email “offers” either.

For more information

Fraud Alert for People with Diabetes

Prevent Fraud from StopMedicareFraud.gov