(WEAU)-Medicare beneficiaries are asked to beware of scams.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Chippewa County says some people are receiving fraudulent phone calls from someone posing as a Medicare representative.
One call claimed that the caller knew that the beneficiary had navigated the Medicare website several times the previous evening. However, the beneficiary doesn’t have access to a computer. The next day, a call to the same household came from another unidentified man, possibly the same person, posing as a Social Security staffer. Shortly thereafter, the same beneficiary also received a call from an unidentified insurance agent. The agent asked to set up an appointment, without revealing his name, or the products that he intended to sell.
If you get a fraudulent phone call, call your local Aging and Disability Resource Center and ask to speak with the Elder Benefit Specialist. The specialist will then relay the information to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.