Home > Fraud and Abuse, Medicare > ID theft scammers pretend to be Medicare reps, offer free medical supplies to get information – The Prescott Daily Courier – Prescott, Arizona

ID theft scammers pretend to be Medicare reps, offer free medical supplies to get information – The Prescott Daily Courier – Prescott, Arizona

Prescott, AZ:  Better Business Bureaus across the country have received calls from seniors being targeted for Medicare fraud, said Mary Hawkes, director of the BBB Yavapai County office.

“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,” Hawkes said, “Due to the high likelihood that callers are not associated with Medicare, the Better Business Bureau is alerting the senior community to be wary of calls offering Medicare benefits.”

Local seniors said after the caller identifies himself or herself as a representative from Medicare, he or she offers free items to entice consumers to provide their Medicare number, as well as insurance and personal information.

See on www.dcourier.com

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