Warning on Guarding Your Medicare Number
This is a special warning message to our senior audience…Warning on Guarding Your Medicare Number. During these difficult time, you should guard who you give your medicare number to. You may already be taking steps to protect your health during the COVID-19 emergency. Be sure to also protect your identity from scammers by guarding your Medicare Number.
It’s easy to get distracted and let your guard down during these uncertain times. Scammers may try to steal your Medicare Number. They might lie about sending you Coronavirus vaccines, tests, masks, or other items in exchange for your Medicare Number or personal information.
Protect yourself from scams:
- Only share your Medicare Number with your primary and specialty care doctors, participating Medicare pharmacist, hospital, health insurer, or other trusted healthcare provider.
- Check your Medicare claims summary forms for errors.
Visit Medicare.gov/fraud for more information on protecting yourself from fraud and reporting suspected fraud.