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“Just hang up” on Medicare card scammers

Here we go again. It seems like scammers and cyber-criminals will exploit every possible opportunity to get your personal information to use for their nefarious purposes. The latest con is perpetrated via a telephone call from someone pretending to be from Medicare calling about your new Medicare card and wanting you to verify your personal information in order for you to receive it. The best advice comes from a NY-based Alliance Against Insurance Fraud: “Just hang up!” on any cold-call you get about your new Medicare card, because it’s from a con-artist who will try to bilk you out of your money. This article appearing in the Olean (NY) Times Herald describes how the scammers work and how you should react to any phone call, text message or email about the new Medicare cards which are now being automatically sent to all Medicare beneficiaries; you don’t need to do anything to get it. Click here to read more.

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