The Nevada Attorney General’s Office is warning Medicare beneficiaries of a phone scam involving callers seeking personal information on behalf of the government. One senior who reported the scam said he received a call from someone regarding his eligibility for new diabetic meters that are generally covered under Medicare Part B. When the man refused to give the caller his personal information and instead asked for a form with more information, the caller hung up, according to the authorities. Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto said Medicare will never make unsolicited calls to a beneficiary. If seniors receive any calls similar to the scam, they are urged to call the Senior Medicare Patrol in Masto’s office at 1-888-838-7305 or visit http://ag.state.nv.us/senior/protection.htm.
Attorney Lee A. Drizin warns “this is yet another form of elder exploitation targeting our Nevada seniors”.