Last week, the AMAC Foundation became aware of an important alert message issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In case you’re not subscribed to receive these alerts, we’ve elected to repost it here because of its relevance to current times.
As we’ve mentioned time and time again, the scammers and fraudsters, while they may be “working from home,” “self quarantining,” or “social distancing,” rest assured that they are not taking a break!
Avoid COVID-19 scams
Have you gotten robocalls, text messages, or emails offering free face masks? Or maybe you’ve seen social media posts about free COVID-19 testing kits, “cures,” or protective equipment?
Unfortunately, scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to try to steal your Medicare Number and personal information. If anyone reaches out to get your Medicare Number or personal information in exchange for something, you can bet it’s a scam.
If you suspect fraud, call 1-800-MEDICARE to report it.
Sincerely, The Medicare Team