Beware of Medicare scammers, warns FCC chief

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FCC chairman warns against giving out personal information, and David Spunt reports.

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), with a new warning for people about the scam.

According to the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, scammers are finding new and sophisticated ways to gather Medicare information.

“Some of these scams have been on the lookout for an issue that they can in order to get some of the Us citizens’ hard-earned money away from them,” Pai told Fox News in an interview published on Monday.

The saying is sometimes the voice on the other end of the phone was a recording, but in most cases it is a real person. Counterfeiters have been calling phone numbers in other countries, it is the truncation of the number to look like a local number. Sometimes the incoming number is one or two digits off from the actual medical office, the figures, in an attempt to confuse the consumer.


“We want to strive for profit is the driving force for a lot of these scams in order to stop this fraud from happening in the first place,” Pai said.

Last year, Medicare patients have started to receive cards with unique numbers instead of Social Security numbers. Contrast to his call in order to gain access to the new numbers on the card, in the hope that the act of committing Medicare fraud.


Medicare will never call the patients of the blue to ask for personal information over the phone. Pai said that his team, the FCC is working on new security measures in place to prevent spoofing attacks, but this information will not be available until later this year.

If you are concerned that you may have received a call, you can reach it at the Medicare call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or visit Medicare’s web site.

For the full warning, visit the FCC’s web site.

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