Seniors be wary of Medicare scam
Scams targeting older adults are endless, primarily because they keep working.
The newest version of an ongoing scam, according to the Texas Senior Medicare Patrol, is one where an “official” with Medicare is calling because Medicare is sending out new cards and he/she needs to verify some information. Of course the information he is looking for is banking information.
“Seniors need to realize that Medicare will never call you on the phone; and Medicare nor Social Security do not need your banking information, but the crooks do so they can steal your money,” the release said.
Seniors are advised to use their answering machines to screen calls and not to pick up the phone if the number is unfamiliar. Seniors should never give out personal information to anyone who calls on the phone.
If you do get a call, report it to the Texas Senior Medicare Patrol at (888) 341-6187.