Attorney general warns of Medicare scam

12:03 PM, Jan 22, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine's attorney general's office says Medicare recipients need to watch out for a scam.

According to Attorney General Janet Mills, a number of people who receive Medicare benefits in Maine have gotten phone calls from people claiming to be from Medicare. The callers say they need to issue the beneficiaries new Medicare cards, and they ask for a lot of personal information, including the person's Medicare number, the name of their bank and their routing and account numbers.

Mills says who has given the caller this information should review their Medicare statements for the next year and call 1-800-MEDICARE if they see anything suspicious. They also should tell their bank if their account information has been compromised.

Mills says no one should ever give personal information over the phone. And if you think you have been targeted in a scam, you should call the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Hotline at (207) 626-8849.


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