Medicare Scams

The Trenton Police Department is getting reports of Medicare Scams in the area.  The department is sharing advice from the Federal Trade Commission on how you should handle the scammers.

HANG UP

If someone calls claiming to be from Medicare, asking for your Social Security number or bank information to get your new card or new benefits, that’s a scam.

DON’T GIVE OUT PERSONAL INFORMATION

You can’t trust caller id. These calls can be spoofed so they look like they’re coming from Medicare even when they’re not. Before you give any personal information, initiate your own call to Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE.

REPORT THE CALL

Report Medicare imposters at 1-800-MEDICARE and ftc.gov/complaint. The more we hear from you, the more we can help fight scams.

 

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