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Protect your Medicare number, your other info, and your money

Bridget Small
Last year, the FTC got almost a million reports about impersonation scammers — fake government agents, pretend grandkids, bogus sweethearts, and others who took almost $2.3 billion from people across
Consumer Alert

Back brace scams target people on Medicare

Lisa Lake
Scammers have been targeting Medicare recipients with a scheme to get “free or low-cost” back and knee braces. They’re calling, running television ads, and mailing letters to get people to give their
Consumer Alert

Medicare does not give out DNA kits

Lisa Lake
Here’s one that goes to show just how creative scammers can be. The FTC is getting reports that callers claiming to be from Medicare are asking people for their Medicare numbers, Social Security
Consumer Alert

Protect yourself against Medicare scams

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
Still getting calls from people claiming to be from Medicare, asking for money or personal information? Watch this video about how you can protect yourself from Medicare scams: The FTC worked with
Consumer Alert

Hang up on Medicare card scams

Ari Lazarus
Scammers follow the news – and the money. A few months ago, we shared the news that Medicare is sending new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits, replacing your Social Security number with