Scam Alerts During COVID-19

  • Unfortunately, as the world is dealing with a pandemic, fraudsters are finding ways for personal gain during these uncertain times. Scams related to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, are rapidly increasing as the public health emergency continues. Scammers are targeting older adults and fraudsters are attempting to bill Medicare for sham tests and treatments. The attached fraud alert will help you understand a bit more about what the fraudsters are attempting to do and how Medicare beneficiaries can protect themselves from this fraud.  Please share this fraud alert with any people that you think will benefit from the information. It is important that we reach as many Wisconsin Medicare beneficiaries, family members, caregivers, and professionals as possible with this message.  If you, or someone you are in contact with, have been the victim of a COVID-19 Medicare scam, please contact the Wisconsin Senior Medicare Patrol to report this suspected fraud. We can be reached toll-free, (888) 818-2611 or by email, smp-wi@gwaar.org.

 

  • The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning the public about fraudulent letters threatening suspension of Social Security benefits due to COVID-19 or coronavirus-related office closures. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will not suspend or discontinue benefits because their offices are closed.
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