The Department of Insurance is warning Ohioans on Medicare that scammers are posing as government representatives to obtain personal information. Click here for more information.
In the “New Medicare Card” scam, individuals identifying themselves as employees of the Social Security Administration, Medicare or the Department of Insurance are calling victims to say the person needs a new Medicare card or that they need to turn in their paper card for a plastic one. They then request personal information.
“Government agencies, such as the Social Security Administration, Medicare and the Ohio Department of Insurance do not cold call Ohioans on Medicare,” the department stated.
Victims should contact the Ohio Senior Medicare Patrol at 800-488-6070 or proseniors.org.