Have you heard about fake Medicare calls? Scammers say they need your Medicare number so you can get a back or neck brace. Or they need your information or money so you can get a new Medicare card. If you or someone you know gets a call like this:
- Hang up. If someone calls claiming to be from Medicare, asking for your Social Security number or bank information to get your new card or new benefits, it’s a scam.
- Don’t trust caller ID. Scammers can make it look like their calls are coming from Medicare. If you’re worried about what the caller says, you should still hang up and not give any personal information. Then make your own call to Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE.
- Report the call. Report Medicare imposters at 1-800-MEDICARE and ftc.gov/complaint. The more we hear from you, the more we can help fight scams.
Watch the video about these scams: https://youtu.be/rIUZ8Vc9vn8