The Better Business Bureau of Coastal Carolina is warning people who have Medicare to be aware of phone calls regarding their new Medicare cards.
South Carolina residents are among those nationwide who should be getting replacement Medicare cards in the mail this month. The new cards no longer include the recipient’s Social Security number.
“Scammers are always looking for a way to make a buck,” BBB of Coastal Carolina President and CEO John D’Ambroiso said. “During this period of transition, it could be kind of easy for the scammers to grab a hold of unsuspecting people.”
D’Ambrosio warns scammers may call, claiming to be from Medicare, and asking recipients for their personal information. He says no matter how legitimate the call appears to be, even if it shows up as “Medicare” on caller I.D., do not give personal information over the phone. The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services does not seek such information by calls. [Read more…]