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Medicare Card Scam
The Federal Government has been mailing out new Medicare cards that now have an 11-digit identification number instead of an enrollee's Social Security number to help protect seniors from identity theft.
About 59 million people have received the new cards. Because of the update, scammers are taking to the phones and email to try to trick people into giving them their new 11-digit identification number so they can take over their identity. According to the government, the elder financial abuse victims average loss has been around $36,000.
For more information, visit the New Medicare Card Home and Provider webpages for the latest details about the transition of the new Medicare Cards at www.cms.gov/Medicare/New-Medicare-Card or call MedExpert at 1-800-999-1999.