We want to make sure you are informed about some common scams that have been floating around recently known as Medicare Scams. Medicare is currently in open enrollment until December 7th 2021, which is why this is the time period when medicare scammers try to take advantage of individuals looking to enroll.
Signs of this scam:
Receiving a call from a “Medicare worker” offering a special new deal on a plan during the open enrollment period (this can also be accompanied by a limited time offer or free gift) or asking for your Medicare number. This is indication of a Medicare scam as “by law, legitimate Medicare plans are permitted to contact you only if you have previously requested information, and they aren’t allowed to offer you cash or gifts worth more than $15 to join their plan” (AARP,https://www.aarp.org/.../info-2019/new-medicare-card.html).
How to prevent falling victim to these scams?
- If anyone calls you with the previously mentioned claims, remember that these are signs of Medicare scams and you should hang up the call. - Remember to only share your Medicare number with trusted healthcare providers and never with a stranger calling you at random. - Lastly, if you want more information on these scams feel free to watch this video created by Medicare themselves on the topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iByQfda5PMo
Please also let us know if you have had any experience with a scam like this first hand. We want you to know that you are not alone and that we are here for you.