The Following is important information from the Better Business Bureau. Seniors are often the target for scams:
Protecting our seniors is a high priority with BBB. Listed below are common scams and problems with identity theft in relation to Medicare. Also provided are “quick tips” that tell you when to just walk away, hang up the phone or just say no.
Be suspicious of doctors, health care providers and suppliers who:
•Ask for your Medicare number in exchange for free services or equipment.
•Tell you they need it for “record keeping purposes”
•Advertise “free ” consultation for people on Medicare
•Call or visit use stating they represent ” Medicare or the federal government”
•Use telephone or door to door selling techniques.
•Use pressure or scare tactics to sell you expensive medical services […]