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Victim Location 32811
Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

Received call regarding a back brace. The caller said he was from Medicare and offered a free back brace.

Victim Location 70665
Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter

I received a phone call from a local phone number thinking it could be someone from my area. The foreigner was asking about information on my husband’s Medicare. I told him that Medicare does not call you! He asked when would be a good time to call back, I told him to give me his phone number, he hesitated & said to call the number on my caller id. I responded with, no you tell me the number you are calling from!! He gave me a number that wasn’t even a United States phone number. When I asked again for him to give me a legit phone number, he hung up on me!!

Victim Location 44824
Type of a scam Phishing

they asked if I could hear them.

and I replied "YES"

then they hung up

Victim Location 68152
Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter

Call came in this afternoon with a 402 area code but I don't know where it was actually originated from. Caller spoke with a foreign accent (maybe Asian?; easy to understand) and said she was from Medicare and needed to verify some information with me because they were getting ready to replace our paper Medicare cards with new plastic cards with a chip in them. (New plastic cards with a chip in them sounded like a good idea to me but seemed suspicious since I had not heard anything about this on the news.) She had my full name and full birthdate and wanted me to give her the Part A Hospitalization Effective Date on my card which I refused but she said she had it and just wanted me to verify it with her so she gave me the effective date on my card, which I confirmed was correct. Then she said as the last step in verification, she needed me to give her my Medicare # on my card which I refused to do telling her I didn't know who she was and Medicare doesn't normally call. She gave an employee id # and tried to assure me she was from Medicare. I told her to give me the Part B Medical effective date, which she said didn't have anything to do with it. I told her to give me my Medicare # so I could verify it and she said she needed to enter it into the system from me. I said I was going to call the # on my card instead and she said I could do that but since we were at the last step of this verification, she would need to disable my Medicare until then and it would cost me $100 to re-activate it, of which i said No, Medicare does not do that. She asked to speak with my husband who I said wasn't home but she could call back later which she said she would. I called Medicare after we hung up and confirmed with them they are not sending out new plastic cards with chips in them and he (Jorge) was 100% sure it was a scam. I called ScamPulse.com to report it to see if they have received other reports of this and if not, to let them know as I don't want other seniors to fall into this scam since she sounded very professional and seemed legit since she had my Part A Hospitalization effective date, which I assume now is probably related to my birthdate. Of course she never called back.

Victim Location 62249
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I was called by a man who claimed to be doing a wellness check for Medicare . He said I qualified for a new device for pain. He said Medicare would be sending some kind of back compression device even tho I told him I had no back pain. He insisted it was free and wanted to also send something for my feet. I told him i didn’t have pain, but he said to keep them for the future. He then asked for my Medicare no. I gave it to him and he asked for my Doctors name, which I gave. I realized later that he should have had my number. I wanted to report it as I feel it was a scam to get my number.

Victim Location 85711
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

They call claiming to be from social security, medicare and ask me to call a number and give them my information. It's a scam, medicare does not call, they only reach out via mail.

Victim Location 95632
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Woman called asking elder man for his medical and physical status (legs, feet, etc.), and said she was from Medicare. She then asked for his name and last digits to his Medicare card and he said he doesn’t have s card, she hung up. He does not use Medicare.

Victim Location 76301
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I got a call from someone claiming to be from Medicare

Victim Location 78411
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Woman named Jessica claiming to work for Medicare called consumer and when consumer greets her and ask how she can help her, Jessica hangs up.

Victim Location 78411
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Scammer calls from 361-204-2088 out of George West, TX and 361-204-2112 out of Hallettsville, TX. Scammer won't give name and only presents themselves as Medicare. She calls from a different phone number and then hangs up when information isn't given. This number has also been used to solicit donations in regards to the local sheriffs office. She calls every single day.

Victim Location 44241
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

this was the typical scam that asks"can you hear me" and I answered yep. This call was from :Cheryl from Medicare" Nothing has happened yet but this makes me very alert

Victim Location 52302
Type of a scam Identity Theft

Received a call at 11:42 CST on May 19, 2020. "Hello, This is Sarah calling from Medicare on a recorded line. Can you hear me?" I said yes, and the call was disconnected.

Victim Location 70001
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

The scammer identified himself as calling from Medicare and had my name which he asked if this was who he was speaking with. I unfortunately said "yes" and he proceeded to ask me if I was a senior citizen. At that point, I didn't answer his question, but did ask him what this call was in reference too. He then stated that Medicare was going to send me a package and he needed to see if he had my correct address, which he did have my correct address. I didn't answer his question about my address and I quickly hung up. I then called the number back that was on my caller ID and let it ring for about 10 times, but no one answered.

The scammer had a very heavy foreign accent and the phone number he called from was 504-833-9253.

Victim Location 62353
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

call to verify new medicare care and receive back brace, etc.

Victim Location 43420
Type of a scam COVID-19

I got a call this morning from a man from Medicare, trying to get me to renew my insurance policy, and he would take care of my prescirptions 100% due to the virus. He said he would need to change my social security number. I hung up.

Victim Location 28601
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

"Hi, this is Brenda on a Medicare recorded line. Can you hear me ok?" I answered "yes." The call disconnected right after I said "yes."

Victim Location 71201
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Caller said they were going to add services to my Medicare plan. Then said "you are on Medicare, right?"

Victim Location 96744
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I received a call at 910am from an male individual claiming to be from Medicare. He wanted to mail me a new card, but he needed to verify my information. He asked for my ethnic background and date of birth. I asked him why he was asking me this, as he should have already had this information. I asked for a supervisor to speak to, and he hung up on me.

Victim Location 45601
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I've gotten two robo calls from an automated message system, which sounded like a woman telling me I needed to call 740-365-4003 right away because my Medicare could be canceled and this would be their last call and she wouldn't call again.

Victim Location 37311
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Told consumer her daughter-in-law had called and wanted her to get a knee and back brace. Consumer gave them bank information and when family tried to call the number back it was disconnected.

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