COVID-19: Scammers working overtime to steal Medicare numbers during pandemic
Last updated 7/24/2020 at 11:28am
by Anne Fredrickson, MGS, MHA
With the emergence of COVID-19 and all the terrible repercussions related to the pandemic, you might think that scammers would take a break. But that has not been the case.
The Senior Medicare Patrol Project continues to see scams, fraud and abuse in the Medicare program. Early on in the pandemic, we knew that criminals were working quickly behind the scenes to find every opportunity they could to take advantage of some of our most vulnerable citizens — our Medicare beneficiaries — and they did.
We have heard from beneficiaries around the county who were...