Criminals Take Advantage of Open Enrollment

Identity Theft

During Medicare Open Enrollment, many of the scams are variations on identity fraud, designed to steal your Medicare number or vital financial information, often through texts, “phishing” emails, social media, and online platforms. Some insidiously target people with limited English proficiency, perhaps through chance meetings by recruiters in mall parking lots. The latest Medicare scams include the Medicare imposter scam, Medicare flex card scam, free medical equipment scam, free lab test scam, and Medicare Advantage sales call scam. Learn how to prevent being scammed, how to know if you might have been scammed, and what to do if you think you might have been scammed in this story from Fortune. You can also contact your local Senior Medicare Patrol.

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