Attorney General Warns Of Medicare Scams - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Attorney General Warns Of Medicare Scams

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Attorney General and Department of Insurance are warning Ohioans to watch out for so-called "Mediscare" scams.

Approximately 14,000 Ohio residents are looking for new Medicare coverage. State officials say that a group of crooked insurance agents are trying to take advantage of these people by posing as Medicare representatives.

The state is offering a few guidelines to avoid these scams. Here are a few of them:

  • Residents should be wary of any visitor who comes to the door saying that they represent Medicare because Medicare doesn't sent representatives to people's homes.
  • Don't give your Medicare insurance number to anyone except your doctor or other health-care provider.
  • Medicare doesn't sell benefits door-to-door or through telemarketing.

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