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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!

Victim Location 01452
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Keep calling my mother regarding brace saying they are with Medicare asking to verify Medicare numbers for her brace_ we did not order one- we told them to remove name from list yet they keep calling despite our requests

Victim Location 48317
Type of a scam Other

I got a telephone call from someone this morning, February 22, 2019, claiming to be a Mediare Representative. The number on my Caller I.D.was 662-362-3872 and it was from Aberdeen, MS. He asked, " Do you have Back or Knee pain"? I told him, "No", so he would hang up. Then he asked, "You don't have Back or Knee pain"? When I told him, "No" for the second time, he hung up.

Victim Location 48867
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Receiving 6 + phone calls daily at my elderly clients one saying calling to make sure that she received a new medicare card and asking to verify the numbers on the new card.

Victim Location 79124
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I got a call from someone with a number that came up as "restricted". I don't know why I answered but when I did they said that my insurance would be sending a package to me to run a test. He asked for my insurance # and my Medicare card # which I gave to him thinking it was safe since it wasn't my SS#. He didn't give a call back # and I didn't ask what kind of test this package was going to be for. To date I have yet to receive anything.

Victim Location 31008
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Numerous phone calls from this number with multiple calls every day (today alone they called at 10:54am, 11:55am, 2:08pm. 3:18pm - and the day is not over) . I do not answer phone calls I don't recognize. They have left several voice mails which I have saved. Voice mail says, "Do not act soon Medicare will label you ineligible for coverage. Press 1 now to speak with me or another pain specialist or press 9 to be put on the do not call list." I did not press 9 either - no telling what info they can get.

Victim Location 35757
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I keep getting phone calls from 205-289-2022 that leaves a message saying that if I do not press 1 to talk to a representative about a back brace Medicare will drop me. I do not answer my phone and it sounds like an automatic recording that leaves a message.

Victim Location 36761
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Contact by phone by an individual claiming to be from the US Government and needing to verify my Medicare number. Unfortunately gave it. They then wanted my birthday which is when I said no. I asked for their number and they gave me 264-789-1000. They said something about ordering braces and I said no and hung up. They called back twice and I hung up both times.

Victim Location 27858
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

A gentleman called the landline 10:30 Friday, 1-25-19 and spoke with my mom -- who unfortunately, did give information thinking it was about getting her new Medicare Card. They hung up due to getting to a doctor's appointment. The gentleman called again in the afternoon of Friday, 1-25-19 and this time spoke with my dad -- who immediately told him he was going to hang up and call the and report this call.

While I was on the phone with my dad (his mobile) on Tuesday midday, 1-29-19, a Mr. Garcia called their landline and my dad answered. I told my dad to have the gentleman call me so I could understand what he was trying to tell. The gentleman had no qualms talking to me and called immediately after hanging up with my dad. I asked more than once who he was with and the response was "Medicare". I asked how I would know that. He wanted to offer a free knee and back brace that Medicare would cover since that was information on a doctor's visit -- which I knew was not true. I asked again why they wanted to send something when we could get what we needed from our doctor. The phone call was ended by Mr. Garcia.

I then looked up Medicare scams and found there is one circulating around about free back and knee braces. Beware -- this is a scam.

Victim Location 28460
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I have received several calls from a caller who claims to be from Medicare informing me they need to verify information for my husband. They know his name, address and year of birth and ask me to get his new card and verify the new number with them. I obviously refuse to give them his new card number. Once I hang up, I try to call back the last call received on my phone, but the telephone number is missing a digit, making it untraceable.

Victim Location 63301
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I have been called several times from this number. It says press 9 to be removed. It never does. Says that I qualify for free medical brace and medicare pays for it. I just want it to stop.

Victim Location 62034
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

When I answered the phone, the caller identified himself as calling from Medicare. He already had my name and address, medical information that sounded as though he were reading from my medical record, and some numbers and letters from my new Medicare card -- he simply read what he had to me and asked me to fill in the blanks! In retrospect, that was the part that really "suckered" me. He claimed that the low back, ankle, and shoulder braces that would be sent to me would be paid for by Medicare.

Thereafter, I received several confirmation calls every day; then people who were going to do the shipping of the braces began calling to confirm name and address and best time of day to be at home to sign for a package.

By this time I knew something wasn't right. The callers who made the original calls and the follow-up calls were no help when I asked questions. I told each person I talked with that I wanted to cancel my order, and they hung up on me. A man in one of the mail rooms told me to call to speak with a supervisor. That didn't work either. Then, concurrent with continuing to receive as many as 30 plus calls a day, I began to receive packages with braces in them. Right now I have several boxes piled in my spare room, waiting for me to figure how to mail these back and to alert Medicare that these claims are fraudulent. I am writing to you, hoping that what has happened to me can help you to help others before it happens to them. There are really 2 victims -- Medicare and me. (I understand that my name will not be used under any circumstances.)

Victim Location 61310
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Said they have tried reaching us several times through mail & phone, final notice for benefits for brace...

Its an automated call.

I received no mail. Not on medicare,

Victim Location 83646
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

The person called 6 times a day, when answered said they were from Medicare updating records, proceeded to ask personal questions, when asked to confirm location and identity redirected the conversation. The Male with Indian accent sounded sincere and said thank God when I answered a question that I did not have a medical condition. Asked if additional coverage was desired, proceeded to ask personal questions.

Victim Location 28150
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I received a early morning call with the people representing themselves as Medicare. They spoke with a thick Indian accent. They also had all my information EXCEPT my Medicare number. Being half asleep I gave it to them. When they asked for random medical information then I hung up, but by then it was too late.

Victim Location 01451
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I have received 3 calls over the past week from a Hispanic man claiming to be a Medicare representative. There was noise from a call center in the background. He wanted to verify my Medicare information, although he already had my first and last name, my home address, and land line phone number. He asked if I had received my "plastic" Medicare card (Medicare cards are always paper). He then asked for my middle initial, at which point I knew it was definitely a scam because my Medicare card already has my middle initial on it. I then told him that he was a scammer because I know that Medicare never calls people on the phone. He abruptly said he would send me paperwork to my street address and hung up. I then called the Medicare Hotline and reported the incident. The scammer's phone number is 1-619-558-2776, which I got from my caller ID. He got no more information about me than he already had, which is already troubling. I sensed he was a scammer from the beginning but I led him on, just to see what he was phishing for.

Victim Location 33330
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Spoke in Spanish, said he was from Venezuela, tried to be really friendly calling me "my lady" and asking about my health.

Victim Location 15479
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

They call me and ask about Medicare products that I may need and they can help me with.....when I ask them who they are they say Medicare representitive....I tell them Medicare doesn't call on a international phone number and they hang up...they have tried calling numerous times and u can here the background of a telemarketing firm of some sort...

Victim Location 44095
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Rec'd call on Saturday claiming to be from Medicare, they gave me an ID number and the last name Gomez, and they wanted our new medicare numbers because they were going to send out new plastic cards, but they wanted us to give them our numbers to verify but that seemed questionable. When I started asking questions, they hung up.

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