Scams

Are You Smarter Than A Scam Artist?

Are You Smarter Than A Scam Artist?






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Three times a year. Each of the three major credit bureaus is required to provide you with a free credit report each year.

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Borrow money against the equity in your home. (Repay at the time of death or sale of home.)

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Approximately $6.8 Million

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Medicare replacement. Someone with Medicare Advantage is still enrolled in Medicare, they are just receiving the benefits from a private insurance company.

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False. Medicare health and drug plans are not allowed to cold call, visit uninvited, or send emails.

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Opt out of all pre-approved offers.

1-888-567-8688
Visit www.optoutprescreen.com

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This is a scam. Callers promise their targets $7,000 a week for the rest of their lives.

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Read your MSN. Look for three things:

  1. Charges for something you didn’t get.
  2. Billing twice for the same service.
  3. Services that were not ordered by your doctor.

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True (Caller ID Spoofing)

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Federal law requires telemarketers not to contact you again if you ask them to stop.

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Hang up.

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Send enrollees a letter. Don’t believe a caller who states that they are with your drug plan and need information.

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Don’t believe callers claiming to be with Medicare, issuing new Medicare cards.

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7,300,000

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Yes. If a service is being offered for free, they don’t need your Medicare number.

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False. The bill might be from a radiologist who read an x-ray for example.

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4,500,000

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Medicare

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Report the concern. Your physician must prescribe mobility equipment for you. A company should not be contacting you. Also, power wheelchairs are paid for by Medicare at a much higher rate than scooters.

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Speak with your physician. Your physician is aware of the specific care you need and must prescribe treatment for you before it is received.

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Both things must be in place in order for a scammer to bill Medicare. If one is removed, the scammer is unable to submit claims.

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Call the physician first. If you are not comfortable doing that, call Medicare or the Missouri SMP. The important thing is that you let someone know.

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In Case of Emergency Card. Only carry your Medicare card with you if you are going to receive healthcare services.

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Physician. He/she should order what you need PRIOR to receiving it.

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