Four tips to help prevent Medicare fraud:
1. Protect your Medicare number and medical information.
2. Learn more about Medicare coverage rules. Call the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) office at MAC at 410-742-0505.
3. Do not accept services you do not need, even if they are free.
4. Be skeptical! Ask questions and use your best judgement.
Scammers call and pretend to be from Medicare and ask you to confirm information over the phone in order to “verify” benefits or claim a “free” offer. Don’t fall for these!
Even if the caller has your name, address, birthday, or any other personal information, hang up. You can call your doctor or Medicare yourself to verify the call.