CPAD Information (April 2017)

Medicare Fraud Alert

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is required to remove Social Security numbers from all Medicare cards, and will do so starting in April 2018. Scammers have used this change to their advantage. Some scammers call individuals claiming to be Medicare and say they must confirm their current Medicare numbers before sending them a new card. Others call saying there is a charge for the new card and are collecting personal information. Please be aware that there is no charge for your new card and Medicare will never call you for your information. They already have it. (Post Date: March 16, 2017)

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