Don’t Fall For Medicare Scams

Don’t Fall For Medicare Scams
Insurance Coordinator Cheryl Stillman

Beware of unsolicited requests!
MARCH 30, 2020: Sadly, scammers are using COVID-19 as an opportunity to try to steal your identity and commit Medicare fraud. Retirees from across the country report receiving calls, emails and social media messages from people seeking their Medicare number and other personal information.
Often these requests are connected to offers to send coronavirus tests, masks or other protective gear – but only after a retiree provides certain personal information. These offers are NOT legitimate and are NOT being made by government agencies or your insurance / medical providers.
The following advice has been provided by Medicare: It's important to always guard your Medicare card like a credit card and check your Medicare claims summary forms for errors. Only give your Medicare number to participating Medicare pharmacists, primary and specialty care doctors or people you trust to work with Medicare on your behalf. Remember, Medicare will never call you to ask for or check your Medicare number.
Please remember that if you have questions or problems regarding your health insurance, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can reach me at our office or at my home number that is published on the back of your membership card.
We are here for you.
Most sincerely,
Cheryl
Cheryl Stillman
Insurance Coordinator
Mass Retirees Association

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