Medicare scam targets Delawareans

Several reports are surfacing across the state about phone and mail scams trying to obtain personal information from Medicare recipients.

 

The Delaware Senior Medicare Patrol says scammers are doing so under the guise of updating or renewing Medicare cards, asking for information like Medicare, Social Security, even bank routing numbers. 

“We need everyone’s help to fight Medicare fraud and protect Medicare dollars,” said Cheryl Hollis, director of Delaware’s Senior Medicare Patrol.

Delaware Senior Medicare Patrol is a statewide program that fights healthcare fraud. The program reminds beneficiaries that Medicare does not ask for such information because it already has it on file. 

When in doubt, the state says, do not give out any information. The state is asking you to report any such calls or mailings to Delaware’s Aging and Disability Resource Center at (800) 223-9074.

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