We’ve all been asked the question of “paper or plastic” with grocery bags, but the same should NOT be true of your Medicare card.
Watch out for scammers calling pretending to be with Medicare and offering you a plastic Medicare card. Medicare will NOT call you, AND will NOT offer plastic cards. Medicare only provides them in paper. Scammers are just trying to steal your Medicare number and your identity.
If you receive such an offer, hang up and report it to our California Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) at 1-855-613-7080. We are here to help you and others prevent Medicare fraud.