Medicare Annual Enrollment runs through December 7, and it’s a banner time for Medicare fraud.

Beware of ads that promise medical equipment covered 100% by Medicare. Medicare only covers durable medical equipment that is medically necessary with a doctor’s prescription.

Scammers are also taking advantage of the upcoming issuance of new Medicare cards – ones without your Social Security number on them.

You don’t have to pay for the new card, which will start rolling out in April.  Don’t share your personal information from someone claiming to be from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and calling to “verify” your information.

Be a fraud fighter!  If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.  

Report scams to local law enforcement. Contact the AARP Fraud Watch Network for more information on fraud prevention.


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