Medicare Fraud PSAs

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Prevent, Detect and Report Medicare Fraud

This 60-second PSA spreads our Prevent, Detect, Report message. Learn how to prevent and detect fraud and report Medicare scams. Please help us spread the word and share these PSAs.

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Watch for Cardiac Genetic Testing Scams

Scammers are at it again! This time with the Cardiac Genetic Test Kit scam.

Watch Out for COVID-19 Scams (Spanish)

In Spanish, this short PSA provides a quick overview of COVID-19 scams, how to protect yourself, and where to report them. Call SMP if you come across any of these scams.

New Medicare Card Scam PSA

This 30-sec PSA is about avoiding new Medicare card scams. New Medicare cards were mailed April 2018. The cards have new identification numbers not linked to Social Security numbers as a way to help prevent fraud and protect people from ID theft. Beware of scammers asking to verify your Medicare number and/or asking for money to mail your new card. Medicare will never call asking for your number; they already have it, and the new cards are sent free of charge.

Medicare Back Brace Scams/DME Scams PSAs

This 30-sec video warns of a common Medicare back brace scam and the importance of guarding your Medicare card. It refers people to our California Senior Medicare Patrol for help and to report fraud. (Note: the 2nd 30-sec PSA has subtitles.)

Below the video PSAs is one 30-sec radio PSA on common durable medical equipment scams. This also refers people to SMP (the national hotline).

National Campaign to Stop Health Care Fraud

This 30-second PSA is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging. The PSAs featuring the Senior Medicare Patrol will show you how to protect your Medicare number, detect errors by reviewing Medicare summary statements, and report fraud if you suspect it.

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