NEW MEDICARE SCAM
For those of you who are approaching 65 or are already under Medicare, please know that Medicare is issuing new ID cards by replacing the social security number with an 11-digit code. This will be referred to as MBI or Medicare Beneficiary Identifier. These new cards will be coming to you via mail sometime between April 2018 and April 2019 and they don’t have a charge associated with them.
Knowing this, please be aware that scamsters are now trying to get your personal information by calling you and telling you that you have to pay for this card. Do not ever give out any personal information to anyone that calls you on the phone. If you suspect Medicare fraud, please call 800-MEDICARE or go to Medicare.gov.
- By Debbie Blackwell, Client Relationship Manager