SMP Medicare Fraud Videos

Report Fraud

Scams targeting seniors are a growing issue for seniors, their families, caregivers, and providers. Senior Medicare Patrol collaborates with a creative, volunteer acting troupe ages 60-98 called the Stop Senior Scams Acting Program to use humor to educate seniors and the public on Medicare and other health insurance scams.

If you encounter any suspected scams or fraud, report it to our California SMP at 1-855-613-7080.

Review Today’s Top Senior Scams

Our Stop Senior Scams Acting Program partners look at the top scams targeted at seniors based on real experience and testimonials. They cover Social Security scams, romance scams, Medicare hospice scams, grandparent scams, sweepstakes scams, computer tech scams, and COVID-19 scams.

Beware of Medicare Telehealth Fraud

Medicare telehealth expanded during the Covid-19 crisis, and so too has telehealth fraud targeted at seniors. This video will show you the warning signs to look out for.

Review Your Medicare Summary Notices

This fun and humorous SMP Superhero skit highlights how simply reviewing one’s Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) is an easy way to spot fraud. This skit also highlights the importance of NOT giving out your Medicare number over the phone. Here is the script.

Getting to Know You

Medical ID theft is serious, but learning about it through a humorous skit performed by the Stop Senior Scams Acting Program and how to protect yourself is fun!

Brace Yourself

This funny skit on Medicare knee brace highlights the pitfalls of a common Medicare durable equipment (DME) scam, where someone advertises a FREE knee brace to anyone with Medicare.

Stop Veterans’ Scams

This skit highlights scams targeting our veterans and tactics scammers use. Senior scams are a growing issue that the public needs to be aware of.

SMP Superheroes Address Part D Fraud

Our SMP Superhero team meets in Los Angeles, a national fraud hotspot, to discuss a plan to address Part D prescription drug fraud. Through humor, this skit educates on four main types of Part D fraud, what to look for, and how to report it, in collaboration with the Stop Senior Scams Acting Program. Audio file (mp3) and script.

Avoid & Report this Back Brace Scam

This short skit with our SMP superheroes in action highlights a common back brace scam that uses large newspaper ads to promote “free, Medicare-covered back braces” to lure beneficiaries to give them their Medicare number. View Back Brace Scam skit script.

Genetics Testing & Free Ice Cream Social Scams

Get ready for laughs with this superhero skit on genetic testing and ice cream social scams. In these scams, beneficiaries are offered a presentation, an ice cream social, and a “free cheek swab” test in exchange for their Medicare numbers. View Genetics Testing & Free Ice Cream Social Scams skit script.

Mail-Order Medication Scam

This video, featuring two SMP liaisons, demonstrates a common Medicare Part D fraud scam involving mail-order medications. Learn more about how to spot such scams, where to report them, and how to help prevent them with our Medicare Part D Scams Tip Sheet. View mail-order medication scam script.

New Medicare Card Scam

This video demonstrates a common new Medicare card scam. It took off in the fall of 2013 with the beginning of Obamacare’s open enrollment and Medicare’s annual open-enrollment period. Scammers took advantage of the widespread confusion and invented a plethora of new scams. View the new Medicare card scam script.

SMP Superheroes Address Home Health Care Fraud!

Join Ethel and her friends for a game of cards as she shares about her “new home health benefit” that includes cleaning and cooking services. SMP Superhero comes to the rescue, pointing out this example of home health fraud. She tells Ethel and her friends to call SMP to report fraud! Listen to the audio file (mp3) and view the script.