March 14, 2013 Jacksonville, FL - BBB serving Northeast Florida & the Southeast Atlantic has received numerous calls from consumers in our region who have been contacted by individuals who claim they need to verify information for a medical card. The callers claim this card will be an additional card that all seniors will be receiving. The caller asks consumers for standard verifying information such as name and address, then asks consumers for banking information.
The BBB advises that you not give out any personal information over the phone. Medicare does not make phone calls regarding new cards, and has issued several alerts regarding scams like these in the past. If you have any questions you can go to medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE. If you feel you have been a victim of this scam contact your bank and the credit reporting agencies immediately.
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