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Old 02-21-2018, 05:17 PM
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Latest Medicare Scam

I got an email from a high school classmate (class of 1956) today telling me and other classmates about a Medicare scam that is running now. He said:

"This is pretty important to get to people with Medicare, their families and friends or adult kids who help parents with Medicare
Have just gotten word about the newest Medicare scam from an organization I educate for, Texas Senior Medicare Patrol , a division within the Better Business Bureau

"Here's what you need to know to protect yourself, family and friends throughout the US.
"Starting 4/1/18 Medicare will start a year long project to replace all current Medicare cards for beneficiaries to convert to alphanumeric ID numbers. Currently the ID number is your social security number. This is starting to hit the media.
"Scammers are opportunistic. First of all the new Medicare card will come to you in the mail.
"You don't need to request it or do anything. It will show up.
"WHAT'S THE SCAM?
"Somebody from "MEDICARE " will call to tell you you are getting a new Medicare card. But until it comes you will need a temporary card. Fee for the card is between $5-50 dollars. They want personal information, bank account or credit card so they can process your temporary card.
"THINGS TO REMEMBER
"Medicare will never call you unless you ask them to.
"Medicare does all communications by mail unless you ask them to call.
Ditto for anybody saying they "work with Medicare to make sure you get everything you are entitled to" . Scammer alert
"HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THIS ONE?
"First of all spread the word.
"Feel free to share these notes.
"Use your answering machine to screen calls or just don't even answer a number you don't recognize.
"If it has happened to you or your friends or loved ones and personal info had been given out (happens considerably more often than you think so don't feel bad or stupid ) immediately take action to protect yourself against identity theft."

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Old 02-22-2018, 05:43 AM
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sharing on facebook, and twitter,thanks
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Old 02-24-2018, 12:04 AM
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Grrrr.....

I hate scammers .
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:01 PM
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Grrrr.....

I hate scammers .
yeah, especially if the scam comes from the government in the form of "free benefits".

- He whose bread I eat, his song I must sing....
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:00 PM
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Angry

Try not to display your hate and ignorance so proudly, O.K. ? .

No one EVER said 'free' except the right wing nut balls who are trying to STEAL what ordinary American Taxpayers PAID FOR .

Take the B.S. hannity talking points elsewhere please, this forum is for Adults .

Being a Conservative is hard enough without folks lying constantly .

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