There is a new Medicare telephone scam. Scammers are calling, and identifying themselves as from Medicare. Then, they are asking for Medicare numbers and personal information. If you or a family member receives a call from someone claiming they are from Medicare, hang up the phone.
A real Medicare representative will never ask you to verify your Medicare number. A real Medicare representative will never call you to enroll you in a Medicare program. A Medicare representative may call you back, but only after you have called Medicare first. If someone arrives at your door claiming to be there to help you enroll in a Medicare program, call the police! Medicare will never come and meet you at your home. Finally, a Medicare representative won’t ever try to sell you something. Not even a supplemental Medicare policy.
If you believe someone is trying to defraud your loved one by pretending to call from Medicare, you can alert Medicare by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
If your loved one is targeted by scammers, contact Fredrick Niemann, Esq. toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment to discuss the steps you can take to prevent fraud. Please ask us about our video conferencing or telephone consultations if you are unable to come to our office.
Written by Nicole C. Tomlin, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright