Medicare Imposter

Chelsea – Sep 11, 2020

Victim Location 98902

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Said they wanted to talk about new benefits. I called and a few times it said no in service and a few times they answer.

Audrey – Jul 16, 2020

Victim Location 52404

Type of a scam COVID-19

My elderly father received a phone call from a woman he thought was a nurse about Medicare. She asked about his card and what number was on it. He gave her that information.

Nikki – Jul 15, 2020

Victim Location 52742

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Caller said he wanted to help me with my Medicaid. I told him I wasnt anywhere near getting Medicaid. He asked me if i was so and so, live at such an address, and born a certain year. They had the name and city right but birthdate and address was wrong. They said they were sorry they bothered me and hung up.

Mandy – Jul 06, 2020

Victim Location 97305

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

A man, no name given says he was calling from Medicare, asked me to verify my address and first name, which he already had the full address. He also asked me for my middle initial. Then he started asking me about aches and pains and if I had fallen in the last three years and started telling me about a wrap they had. I told him I wasn’t interested. He asked if I had a new Medicare card and what the number was. I told him that I don’t give out the number. He said that it isn’t my social security number any longer so I gave him my number. At the end of the call, he stated he was going to transfer me to another person to talk to but the caller hung up. I tried to call the phone number back that was given to me by the caller and the recording stated it wasn’t a valid number.

Jesse – Jun 26, 2020

Victim Location 97303

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

just received a phone call stating that it was for Medicare and then I had to contact them to receive my free brace or my medicare would be terminated. Obvious scam reporting the phone number.

Rosa – Jun 23, 2020

Victim Location 98037

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

After calling dr to confirm appointment I received a phone call to send me medical samples for diabetes they had all my info read it to me over the phone even the last 3 digest of my sos

When I redail the number there was no answer leave your name for later call back only

Misty – Jun 12, 2020

Victim Location 14626

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

V61************? She with very heavy accent aand then she asked me about my medicare and if I needed extra benefits for my legs, etc. I said no and then she asked me about any body in the house that needs them? I said no. I did not say yes just yah. I do not know if this is connected but after I hung up I called the number back and it was just busy. Then our home phone line went dead and as of now 2 hours later it is still dead. ******** tried to fix the problem but had no luck. I have to wait until tomorrow until they can send someone to figure out the problem. It seems crazy that this happened at that time.

Carl – May 14, 2020

Victim Location 53227

Type of a scam Phishing

They claimed to be calling from Medicare on a recorded line and asked if I could hear them okay. When I said yes, the call was disconnected. I’m afraid my voice was recorded and now they’ll be able to make fraudulent charges against my phone or credit card.

William – Mar 05, 2020

Victim Location 83669

Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter

This Asian lady keeps calling me from different numbers requesting my personal info.

Candice –

Victim Location 76309

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I got a call where someone said they were Medicare and asked if I got my new card in the mail. I said yes and they asked for the number on it so I hung up.

Summer –

Victim Location 76365

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I received a piece of mail saying medicare wanted my phone number.

Thomas –

Victim Location 14174

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I received a call on 10/10/19 at 5:39pm from 716-343-8952 from a live person. "Hi, this is Kate from Medicare, can you hear me?" I was just in from work and listening to my husband tell me of his numerous phone calls to and from medical providers. When I saw the number I thought it was a doctor’s office, picked it up and answered, "Yes" to Kate — who hung up immediately and I realized I was scammed. I called the number back to make sure and an automated voice said all the agents were busy and to email [email protected]

I then went online and filed an FTC complaint, froze all my credit reports on Experian, Equifax and Transunion. I normally know NOT to answer like this, but they caught me at a vulnerable time and I didn’t think. I hope they do not do anything terrible to us. My husband has medical issues and we just don’t need this right now.

Can you help?

Vanessa –

Victim Location 98168

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I am reporting this on behalf of my aging mother. She received 45+ phone calls a day from a variety of different phone #’s saying they are from Medicare and asking for her personal info then wanting to send her free products such as back braces, shoulder harnesses etc. Never from a phone # that receives calls and always a foreign sounding person. We have blocked calls and told them to not call back and put this # on do not call list. This started from a call in February 2019 when they sent her a box of braces and charged Medicare. This is fraud of our US Government Medicare and the thousands of phone calls are making her (us) crazy. What can we do? Who can stop these criminals? I have even personally taken the phone and talked with them yet they continue. Please help!! Going nuts in Washington State.

Amelia –

Victim Location 98584

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

They will not quit calling, at least 5 to 6 times a day saying they are Medicare and offering braces. They keep changing their phone number and continue to call. This has been happening for over two weeks.

Richard –

Victim Location 14847

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Same as a previously reported scam where a recorded message says "Hello, I’m Nancy, your Medicare advocate" -then something about braces for pain relief and that I am about to be dropped from Medicare’s list for this service unless I respond…. Options for pressing 1 to speak to a representative or pressing 9 to be placed on the no call list are offered. These calls come 2 to 3 times a day, every day, over my land line. Caller ID shows a different number each time- too many to enumerate here. I have never answered my phone to these calls/messages; I don’t know if they were seeking money or not…

Tony –

Victim Location 29625

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Back and leg brace offered, elderly relative gave out her SSN

Steve –

Victim Location 21012

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

For the past several weeks, I have received pre-recorded calls on my cell phone, many times each day.. The woman caller says "THIS IS YOUR FINAL NOTICE. IF YOU DO NOT ACT SOON, MEDICARE WILL LABEL YOU INELLIGIBLE FOR COVERAGE. PRESS "1" TO SPEAK WITH ME OR PRESS "9" TO BE PUT ON DO NOT CALL LIST". Because I do not answer calls from numbers I do not recognize, a voicemail message is always left. The area of the calls is my area code.

Janelle –

Victim Location 98683

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Identified himself as Medicare, wanting to talk to my husband about acquiring a back brace for his back and knee pain. Called husband’s cell phone 5 times in 4 days. First four calls from (618) 215-2177 on March 4, 5, 6, 2019, fifth call on March 7 from (585)206-6237. Husband, son and I answered 4 of 5 calls, missed one. I took last call, questioned it was Medicare and he recited our street address. Told him husband’s condition well researched by his neurosurgeon and primary care physician, pain management is their recommendation, not a back brace. Choose to follow their directions, back brace would exacerbate, not relieve pain.

Jacquelyn –

Victim Location 96706

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Constant calls with no amswer

Levi –

Victim Location 29680

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Calls are from 240-562-3589-Gaithersburg MD. and says they want to confirm Medicare info. and provide Medicare assistance. Received several calls. Cannot return call. Spoke with 3 individuals who would not identify themselves. When I called them out as a scam and told I would report them, they hung up.

Deborah –

Victim Location 98607

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I recieved at least one phone call a day about how " Great News, you have been approved for a knee or back brace" it prompts you to press 5 to be placed on your do not call list and when i do it hangs up. but i keep getting daily calls. So i presses 1 to spk with someone. I’ve spoken to Eddie, Dominic, Tyrone and some dother name i couldnt understand and specifically asked them to remove me and to cease calling. Calls continue daily and its impossible. I block the # they call from and just call from a new one each day

Tara –

Victim Location 13101

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I don’t usually answer phone numbers I don’t know, but I’ve seen this number repeatedly on my caller I’d over the last several months. When I call it back, it says they are trying to reach my party, then says please try again later. Well I answered the phone call finally today and it was a man with an Indian accent stating he was calling to activate my Medicare card # and that it shows that it’s not activated. First off, Medicare cards are not "activated" either you have Medicare and they send you the card or you don’t. I knew this, even though I’m not even old enough to receive Medicare. So I told the man no. He said what do you mean no? I said i dont even have Medicare. I said quit calling my number, then he hung up.

Alicia –

Victim Location 29385

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I had blocked the number before; the

call came through anyway. States they are calling regarding my Medicare.

Kayla –

Victim Location 96786

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Asked about a recent inquiry and without thinking I answered yes. The caller then hung up. Could hear the beeping in the background that would indicate they were recording but was distracted and didn’t think about what they were asking until the end.

Ross –

Victim Location 99517

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

The call started with an automated message stating that I will be denied Medicare if I do not act now. I followed along and muted my phone and a man named Corey answered and referred to himself as a pain specialist. I hung up and blocked the number after that.

Drew –

Victim Location 83204

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Thought I’d share this with you, Tis the season for scammers. I am listing these phone numbers for everyone to see. They claim to be selling insurance and are trying to help people because the deadline is coming up, but they need your credit card # in order to send you the documentation to look over. The one that came in as Boise called three times but was obviously not in Idaho, he had no idea how to pronounce Pocatello or Bannock.

208-514-2276 Boise, 208-745-2454 Rigby, 720-456-3686 Colorado,407-541-6748 Florida

Frank –

Victim Location 14435

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

A girl called Maria claimed to be from Medicare and she was trying to sell back and knee braces I said I don’t have chronic knee or back pain she then hung up

Gabriel –

Victim Location 13667

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Vast amount of calls representing Medicare over the last several months. Please investigate to protect our elderly folks.

Victor –

Victim Location 98498

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I’ve been called by a number that my husband and I will receive a back brace. I don’t even have medicare yet! This person speaks English with a foreign accent and quickly told me EVERYTHING about myself: my name, birthday, address and phone number. Then proceded to tell me I will receive a back brace for my back and asked me my height and how much I weighed. Also asked to verify my husband details. Had his birthday and address and so on correct. At the end when he reviewed the details, he asked me for my social security and I told him that I do not give out my social security number to ANYONE and hung up. If he calls again, I will hang up directly!

Robin –

Victim Location 98685

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

I have been called three days in a row, by three different people at this phone number, telling me that I have medicare benefits for a back or knee brace that I have not used.

Each time I have told them not to call back. I know this is a scam.

I didn’t talk long enough to learn what they wanted, whether money or information.

Ana –

Victim Location 79423

Type of a scam Phishing

I received a phone call from 626-205-9619 stating they were Medicare and needed to speak to Karen Jones. I told them she was not available and they asked if she was still having problems with her back and knees. I told them I was not aware she had ever had those problems and they asked to speak to her again. I told them she was not available and for them not to call her again. They hung up.

Adriana –

Victim Location 29369

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Received a phone call from Columbus, Georgia stating they were representing Medicare and could save money on my medications. I told the person calling I did not need help and hung up. I tried to call the number back to see who it was and the number was disconnected.

Michelle –

Victim Location 29323

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Received a call from a person saying they were Medicare, selling a brace. Talked with phone number 516-331-2559, did not leave a name. He stated that the brace was free and that Medicare will pay for it. I gave him my social security number and my medicare number. The gentleman stated that he would call me back at 5:00 today.

Cristina –

Victim Location 75020

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Left a voicemail on my landline at work asking me to call back to submit Medicare Quality Measures for our Medicare Patients. Medicare would not be calling our office for this information, we are part of an ACO and we already submit this information through them. So I am assuming this is a scam trying to get our patient’s data. I didn’t return the call.

Rebecca –

Victim Location 98031

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

The scammer barely spoke English and was east indian and said they have my back brace. They somehow had my cell number and birth date and wanted more info. When I questioned further, she hung up. I do not needa backbrace and I know this was a scam.

Neil –

Victim Location 40241

Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Stated that I had inquired about Medicare/Medicaid or already have it and wanted me to answer Yes/No Questions. He hung up when I answered "No, not interested".

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