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Victim Location 27816
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Had my address. Asked if I had my new Medicare card. I said no but actually do. Wanted me to verify my medicare #. Told him would not do that over phone. He got agitated and said we need that. Told him I didn't believe him and hung up. He was foreign with heavy accent. Happened 3/25/2019.

Victim Location 41041
Type of a scam Debt Collections

I had been gone 4 days and when I came home there were 13 messages from Medicare telling me I needed a brace and if I did not respond, I would no longer receive Medicare.

Victim Location 74017
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

A man with a foreign accent called at 8:30 on a Saturday morning claiming to be from Medicare, and asking about my back and knee pain. The person had an accent, possibly Asian (India, etc). He asked if I was (my name), and I asked "who is this"? He kept saying this is Medicare. He said I'd been having trouble and seen a doctor for back pain and knee pain. I did not confirm that. I asked him why he was calling from a local number? Then he tried to tell me that he was from Medicare's "Pain Department". I told him to give me Medicare's number and I would call Medicare. He kept talking over me, telling me he was from Medicare's Pain Department. I never confirmed my name, nor did I confirm any pain of any kind. I finally got ugly and yelled over him, and told him to never ever call me again, and that I was reporting him. I gave him no information whatever. I hung up.

Victim Location 06238
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

A robo caller is aggressively targeting our home phone saying they have tried to contact us numerous time via mail and phone calls and that time is running out for eligibility for services... My older parents have received no such mailing from Medicare and these calls have been once a day all this week. This is causing overly undue stress on my already sick mother. The phone companies should be held more responsible for the service they provide to better protect our Senior Americans from these illegal types of activity.

Victim Location 17507
Type of a scam Phishing

Foreign language speaker claiming the need for my physical address so a new Medicare card can be delivered to me.

Victim Location 63123
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I got three calls in one day from Medicare; they are robo calls. They wanted my medicare number. They tell me that I qualify for braces. They wouldn't tell me how they got my number.

Victim Location 72027
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

A man speaking poor English calls my Elderly Client and tells her he is from Medi care and they need her to give them her info so he can bill her Dr Office for a knee brace. My Client declines and tells him she doeant walk and hangs up. The man called back immediately we did various things to discourage his repeated call backs after more the10 times. I answered an again asked him to stop harassing she is Ill and he was upsetting her. He said then she needs tell me her information. I hung up and We stopped answering The repeat calls are non stop until they irrate her. *** answers same man offers a back brace again at no cost says it's billed to the dr office. Now to place the order for that you have to coroporate and give me your information The same scenario plays out. It's been 3 hours and we have had dozens of calls from the man all ignored by us. A neighbors name came up when she answers it's the man on that line also. We have gotten calls all day from the same man.

Victim Location 99216
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

recording claim we will lose medicare if we do not answer questions. I hung up

phone number tthey used 320 454 8541 minnesotta

Victim Location 98684
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I received a phone call offering me a "free brace for my chronic pain". I knew right away this was a scam, but selected the right options to talk to a real person. His name was Tyler, and he was asking me about where my pain was, and when it came time for the brace, he asked me for my medicare account number that is on my "red white and blue" card that I do not own because I am in my 20's... I accused the guy of causing the US Government BILLIONS of dollars of fraudulent claims and he just kept justifying it saying he probably makes more money than I do. They're ridiculous, and NEED to be shut down. 50% of my calls are robocalls anymore. Absolute pieces of trash.

Victim Location 50003
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Caller (yesterday, March 13, mid-afternoon Central Time), with a slight foreign accent, self-identified by name, "from Medicare such-and-such a unit") verified my name and asked my birth date, which I gave, and if I had arthritis, and when I said I did have mild arthritis, asked where, emphasizing back or shoulder? I said in my hands, but quite mild, currently. Caller solicited my medicare number and asked if I had additional insurance. Not thinking, I gave the number from my insurance card. I asked where the caller was located, and was told "Fairfax, Virginia". Caller gave his name, but I don't remember it. Offered a Medicare-covered wrist base and recorded my home address and email address, and said shipping was also covered, and it would be sent. Caller said his supervisor would give me a backup call to verify in one minute, so to hang up. I did, and a woman, also with a slight foreign accent, called and verified my shipping address, and I said the arthritis affecting my hand was quite mild, and I doubted I'd use a wrist brace if sent. So, she said it wouldn't be. I didn't suspect a scam until this morning (March 14). The caller's phone number, retrieved from Caller ID, was from St..Petersberg, Florida -727-369-8560

Victim Location 79118
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

This number kept calling me at least 6 times a day. Finally I answered and asked sternly what they wanted. A man with a foreign accent said he wanted to talk to me and asked for my name and if I lived alone. When I said I didn't live alone he told me to hang on and then I hung up the phone.

Victim Location 77511
Type of a scam Phishing

Tried to Get my Medicare # and personal Info

Victim Location 33160
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

We've been receiving phone calls from people who claim to represent Medicare and ask to verify our social security number because of the recent card change.

Victim Location 62269
Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

Someone keeps calling stating from Medicare trying to get us to get a back brace from them.

Victim Location 06107
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

We'd been receiving many calls from one particular 800 number, which we ignored. Feeling harassed after the 10th call, I answered to demand that we be put on the 'do not call' list. But instead of the expected robo-call, "Michael" introduced himself, implying he was calling from Medicare. Sounded like he may have been in another country. I was distracted and talked with him longer than I would normally. Additionally, one of the residents at the house recently received an updated Medicare card so I was trying to ascertain if this was connected. "Michael" said the old Medicare card would not be current as of March 1st and they needed to send the red, white and blue card. I asked several questions about the red, white and blue card. At one point "Michael" said, "are you being smart?" (meaning sarcastic). I told him this sounded fishy as we had not received any written notification of this. He confirmed the name and address and then asked for the medicare number on the card. His scam now evident, I asked for a phone number to call back and "Michael" hung up. I dialed back the number that was on the caller ID and it was for Direct TV. I do not think we have received any more calls since.

Victim Location 78634
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Last week I started receiving calls from 1-800-414-2020.

The 1st time I answered I said hello and the person on the other line( Thick Accent) immediately said she was calling about my Medicare part A& B and she asked me for my name. I responded by hanging up. ( I do not have Medicare)

The 2nd time I answered the same 1-800-414-2020 with a hello, and the caller had a similar voice and accent responded with Good morning ma'am I am calling about your recent Doctor visit and please verify your name?

I responded "who are you looking for"?

The female voice said, Please state your full name?

I said, you called me so you tell me my name?

She asked if I was married and that she needed to verify my Medicare Part A&B.

I told her I would not give her my name.

I was hung up on again.

I blocked that number immediately on February 25, 2019

This morning at 9 a.m. 02/28/19 I received another call from the same 1-800-414-2020 that I thought was blocked.

I answered with Hello.

Again, the accented voice greeted with Good morning, this is Tory with Medicare part A&B , who am I speaking too?

I replied, Who are you looking for?

She replied, I am calling about your medicare Ma'am, please state your full name.

I told her I would not give her my name until she told me who she was looking for? She told me I was about to receive a large bill for doctor services and that she needed to verify my coverage and that she needed my name.

Again, I told her I would not give her my name and I asked her to transfer me to her supervisor.

She hung up on me !

I am pretty sure these calls are scammers and I am concerned about my personal information.

Victim Location 63368
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

"Nancy" called--it was a recorded call. I have hit "9" to get off the list but it doesn't do any good, they keep calling. They have been calling for a year.

Victim Location 64054
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Caller identified themselves from Medicare and had all the information on my husband, who just started receiving benefits. They needed his Medicare number from card to activate a free benefit for pain medications. Regrettably, I believed him and provided the Medicare info. Then he proceeded to talk about receiving a bracelet that would need to be worn to obtain benefits. Said all was free of charge and all Medicare recipients were eligible for coverage on their policy. I declined any activation on the phone and did not allow the agent to talk to my husband for his verification. I got transferred to another agent and our call got cut off.

Victim Location 28405
Type of a scam Phishing

I received a telephone call from (572) 315-2542 asking me if I had received my new Medicare card. I replied yes. The caller then started asking me for personal information. I recognize this as a scam and told the caller I was reporting the number to the authorities. I did not divulge any personal information and hung upon the caller.

Victim Location 60452
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Caller wanted to see if we received the new card, and asked for us to give him the number on the card for verification purposes. I hung up. My father received a similar call same day from the same number. Thank goodness my parents still have their wits about them, but I worry about other elderly. Take care of your parents please!

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