How can I protect myself against Medicare fraud?
Protect your personal information. Don’t give sensitive information to someone you don’t know. Your Social Security, Medicare, and bank account numbers can be used to defraud you. You also should avoid sending personal information on the phone or over an unsecure Internet connection. Never purchase items from a website that you’ve found from and e-mail link. If you know the name of an organization you want to do business with, go to the website on your own.
Don’t give any sensitive information out over the phone. Beware of people who say they’re from an organization such as Medicare and they need to know your Medicare number. If they truly were from Medicare, they wouldn’t need to ask. Nor would they call or visit your home. Also, consider getting on the federal DO NOT CALL list.