Yes, Medicare scammers try all kinds of tactics to get your identity and Medicare’s money. Yet, while the color and flavor of these tactics may vary, if you follow these simple tips, you can spot and avoid most any Medicare fraud scheme. A dynamic duo, two of our dedicated Senior Medicare Patrol volunteers serving in Kings and Tulare counties, Joyce and David Rugeroni put together this short, handy list of reminders.
Handy Tips to Avoid Medicare Fraud
Anytime you are asked for your Medicare information the product is not FREE
Never confirm your Medicare card information on the phone to strangers
Guard your Medicare card as you would your credit card or ATM card
Never return cards asking you to confirm your Medicare information
Asking for your bank account information is not part of Medicare
Beware of anything Medicare related which looks too good
Do not discuss Medicare with a door-to-door salesman
Do not accept gifts in return for Medicare information
Medicare NEVER phones you or comes to you
Remember nothing in Medicare is FREE
Guard your Medicare Card
See the Medicare Fraud section of our website for more information on ways to protect yourself from and how to detect it. If you come across any suspicious activity, please report it to our Senior Medicare Patrol at 1-855-613-7080.