Seniors have been reporting phone calls from someone claiming to be with Medicare or another government office. The caller says your new Medicare card is in the mail. In the meantime, they want your bank account information, claiming it is needed to set up direct deposit. Avoid these and other Medicare scams by remembering to never give out your information over the Internet, or to a phone caller, or to anyone who comes to your home uninvited.
Seniors have been reporting phone calls from someone claiming to be with Medicare or another government office. The caller says your new Medicare card is in the mail. In the meantime, they want your bank account information, claiming it is needed to set up direct deposit. Avoid these and other Medicare scams by remembering to never give out your information over the Internet, or to a phone caller, or to anyone who comes to your home uninvited. Jenni Bergal File photo
Seniors have been reporting phone calls from someone claiming to be with Medicare or another government office. The caller says your new Medicare card is in the mail. In the meantime, they want your bank account information, claiming it is needed to set up direct deposit. Avoid these and other Medicare scams by remembering to never give out your information over the Internet, or to a phone caller, or to anyone who comes to your home uninvited. Jenni Bergal File photo

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December 05, 2014 05:55 PM

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