BBB Warns Seniors of Medicare Scam

Better Business Bureaus (BBB) across the country have received calls from seniors being targeted for Medicare fraud. Seniors in northern Arizona report receiving calls from individuals claiming to be with Medicare offering “free” items such as a back brace and diabetic supplies, in exchange for consumers’ financial and personal information. Due to the high likelihood that callers are not associated with Medicare, Better Business Bureau (BBB) is alerting the senior community to be wary of calls offering Medicare benefits.

According to seniors, the phone rings and caller identifies themselves as a representative from Medicare. The caller proceeds to offer “free” items to entice consumers to provide their Medicare number, as well as insurance and personal information. In another scenario, the caller claims “all seniors are getting a new Medicare card” and, for verification purposes, they must provide the bank account number associated with their social security benefits.

For more on this story, click here to visit the Arizona Better Business Bureau’s webpage.

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