Another Nevada County senior citizen reports getting a phone call from a Medicare scammer. The woman says she got the call this morning and the caller said he wanted her personal information because Medicare was issuing new Medicare cards. She says he already knew her name but wanted more information.
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At first the man sounded credible but our caller says she did not think Medicare would be asking these kinds of questions over the phone.
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She hung up on the man and reported the call to Social Security and Medicare and they confirmed it was a scam, and no one from their department was contacting medicare enrollees about new cards. They also gave her a phone number to report the incident to the U.S. Department of Social Services Inspector General criminal and fraud reporting hotline.