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Urinary Catheter Scam Targets Medicare Enrollees

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) warns Medicare enrollees of a rising scam targeting their sensitive information. Scammers are luring individuals with offers of free services, medical equipment, or gift cards in exchange for Medicare numbers, enabling fraudulent activities.

Renee Labrie-Shanks, Director of the Statewide Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program at MAS, urges vigilance, “If someone offers free medical equipment and asks for your Medicare number, it’s a red flag. Hang up immediately.”

Your personal information, once compromised, can fu...


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