Flex Card Scam Circulates

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Some Medicare Advantage (not Original Medicare) plans offer prepaid debit cards, also known as flex cards, to eligible members to cover some health-related expenses, which may include groceries. Some advertisements claim that Medicare is giving out flex cards containing several hundred dollars to apply toward food and other items. The scam directs people to a website, where they’re asked to provide personal information that can be stolen, such as a Social Security number, credit card number, or bank account information. Read a story from AARP.



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