CT Senior Medicare Patrol has just issued an alert to warn senior citizens about a new scam involving Medicare. If you are not aware, Medicare has started sending out new cards with new Medicare numbers to people enrolled in the program. Here is the message that CT Senior Medicare Patrol has just released about a scam involving these mailings:
Scammers are using the rollout of new Medicare cards as an opportunity to get beneficiaries protected information. Please be aware that multiple scams have surfaced across the country. Scammers call beneficiaries claiming to be from Medicare. The scammer will say they have to update information so the person can get their card. This is not legitimate. Medicare is not calling people, they are mailing out new cards. Cards for Connecticut residents currently on Medicare will be mailed sometime after June 2018. If a beneficiaries address has changed it’s up to the beneficiary to update their address with Social Security online or by phone at 1-800-772-1213, TTY users can call 1-800-325-0778.
This is what the mailing will look like (provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services):
For more information on the rollout of new Medicare cards, please visit Medicare.gov/newcard.
CT Senior Medicare Patrol is operated by the State Unit on Aging in collaboration with the regional Area Agencies on Aging. Their mission is to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education.