New Medicare Card Scam Targeting Seniors Is Making The Rounds

New Medicare Card Scam Targeting Seniors Is Making The Rounds

Law Enforcement and Medicare officials are warning seniors the “Medicare Card” scam has resurfaced. Millions of people 65 or older will soon get new Medicare Cards designed to prevent identity theft, but fraudsters are exploiting the nationwide rollout to try and fleece seniors into revealing personal information. Social Security numbers are no longer being printed on the new cards. Instead, they will contain 11-digit personal identifiers with numbers and letters. As of this month, the new cards are being sent to the Nation’s Medicare recipients. Scams targeting seniors are now on the rise because scammers sense they are running out of time. They are desperately trying to convince seniors to divulge their social security numbers before those numbers disappear completely from Medicare Cards. In a typical call, the scammers pretend to represent Medicare claiming they want to confirm the clients Medicare Card number so the new card can be mailed to them. The scam artists say they need the number off your red and blue card or you will not receive a new one. DO NOT GIVE THAT NUMBER, that is your social security number. The new Medicare Cards are a step forward for fraud prevention, but con artists are working overtime on new ways to scam seniors. Remember one thing, Medicare will never call you unless you requested it.

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