Unfortunately, seniors and Medicare eligibles are major targets for scammers. They are more likely to need products (like health care) that require personal information. Also, they are more likely to have a set budget. Your clients may be contacted by scammers offering fake health care or pretending to have information. Learn how to help them!
Most of the time, anyone who wants to talk to a senior or Medicare eligible about their Medicare needs permission to do so. If someone calls or shows up at their door uninvited and says they are from Medicare, it’s probably a scam. If a company randomly asks for their Medicare number or they are offered something in exchange for their Medicare information, it’s probably a scam.
You can become a volunteer to help fight Medicare fraud! SMP, Senior Medicare Patrol, brings on volunteers to help staff information exhibits, distribute information, assist with administrative tasks, make presentations, manage reporting, and provide counseling to seniors who have been affected by Medicare fraud. You can start helping seniors today!