Beware of Medicare Scam Alert

This has nothing to do, really, with real estate, or even living in Carlsbad.

But while some of you may not be impacted by this since you are not yet Medicare eligible, those of you who are, or if you know someone who is, read on.

Scammers are taking advantage of the fact that new Medicare cards are being, or have been, issued to those who are on Medicare. The new cards removed the social security numbers for security purposes which certainly makes a lot of sense.

Scammers are calling and posing as Medicare personnel and in different ways are trying to con people into thinking their cards were compromised, a fee is due, and so on. They might just call to “verify” information, including your social security number. DON’T BE FOOLED!

Read more about the possible ways scammers might try to fool you in this article from the Federal Trade Commission – Hang up on Medicare Card Scams.

And of course always be on the look out for other scammers trying to obtain your personal information, such as people posing as IRS officials (the IRS does NOT call, email or text). I have had several emails, text messages, and voice messages from “the IRS.”