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Home Care Safety - Be Aware of Medicare Scam

This morning, we were asked by the Newton Police Department to help spread the word of a mailing that was received by a Newton resident which is most likely a scam aimed at senior citizens. 


At this point,  all hands are pointing towards a scam, the phone number at the bottom of the letter has been used in scams in the past, and is currently disconnected.  

Newton, MA - Questionable Medicare Mailing (view the document)

Please spread the word of this suspicious letter, so no one will fall victim to this.
Officer Eric M. Rosenbaum
Newton Police Department
(617) 796-3660

The Massachusetts Council on Aging has this advice for our seniors:

Social Security and Medicare employees will never make an unsolicited call, for any reason, to ask for banking or credit card information, or for a Social Security or Medicare number.
Medicare cards do not cost anything—they are free. The Social Security Administration sends out a Medicare card when an individual first becomes eligible for Medicare. A new Medicare card may also be issued by Medicare officials due to a change in Part A or B eligibility, a legal name change, or a lost card.

For helpful information on identifying and avoiding Medicare fraud, please visit www.StopMedicareFraud.gov.

If you suspect Medicare fraud, please call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

Read this article for additional information on How To Protect Your Family From Senior Scams.

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