Scammers Targeting Medicare Enrollees

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April 25, 2024

(Cascade County Aging Services is in partnership with Missoula Aging Services)

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) warns Medicare enrollees of a rising scam targeting their sensitive information. Scammers are luring individuals with offers of free services, medical equipment, or gift cards in exchange for Medicare numbers, enabling fraudulent activities.

Renee Labrie-Shanks, Director of the Statewide Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program at Missoula Aging Services (or MAS), urges vigilance, "If someone offers free medical equipment and asks for your...

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