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Caller scam hits Medicare recipients

A new identity theft scam aimed at Medicare recipients has alerted the Better Business Bureau.

In this latest fraud attempt, consumers on Medicare are contacted by phone. Callers sate they want to send the consumer a “new Medicare card.” They then go over the consumer’s personal information and eventually ask for a checking account number.

To avoid these fraud attempts, consumers are advised to not give out personal medical information over the phone or through the mail unless the consumer has initiated contact, secure copies of medical and health insurance records, be on guard when using the Internet to access records, and shred medical information and health insurance forms.

Last modified Jan. 26, 2012