Avoid Medicare Scams

Because Medicare deals with your personal information and bank account information, scammers see it as a big target. 

But you can outsmart the scams by only working with trusted sources, protecting your personal information and reporting suspected fraud to the appropriate authorities so it can be stopped. 

What Should I Do If I Think I’m Getting Scammed?

Here are a few of the common signs that you are dealing with a scam.

  • You are being pressured to make a decision quickly
  • There is an offer that seems too good to be true
  • The person asks for personal information, like login IDs, passwords or bank account information
  • There are misspellings in the communications you receive
  • There are suspicious links or attachments
  • You are asked to submit a payment in an unusual way, like with gift cards or money transfers

If you feel uncomfortable with any contact – via phone, email or in person – protect yourself and don’t hesitate to report the incident to the correct authorities. 

There are a few important steps to take to protect yourself. 

  1. Don’t give away any personal information to unverified people
  2. Don’t click on any suspicious links or downloads
  3. Reach out to a trusted resource for help
  4. Report any suspected fraud

To Report Fraud:

  • Contact the Federal Trade Commission 
    You can report fraud on their website. You will fill out a form, they will let you know what you can do to protect yourself and then they will use the information you provided to stop fraud.
  • Contact Your State Attorney General’s Office
    Attorney Generals across the country act on consumer complaints and work to shut down fraud. 

Contact the Attorney General’s Office in your state to report fraud. In Arizona, you can file a consumer complaint on the Arizona Attorney General’s Consumer Complaint webpage.

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