Kansas Senior Medicare Patrol Warns of Medicare Card Scam

TOPEKA -- The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services’ Senior Medicare Patrol would like to alert Medicare beneficiaries of a potentially harmful phone call.

Right now, scam artists in Kansas and Missouri are trying to trick seniors into giving them information that can be used to raid their bank accounts.

Callers are being told that Medicare will be issuing them a new Medicare card, and that in order to complete the process and get their new card, they need to provide the caller with their confidential banking information. This is not a Medicare call, this is attempted fraud and theft. If you are a Medicare member, do not fall for it.

According to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare does not make cold calls and would never solicit confidential banking information.

To find out more, please contact the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, Senior Medicare Patrol to learn more. 785-296-0377.

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services’ mission is to foster an environment which; promotes security, dignity, and independence, while providing the right care, at the right time, in a place called home.

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