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Unfortunately, fraud is everywhere and scammers are trying new tactics everyday. Most all of us have been contacted by fraudsters in some way. Information is power – educate yourself about common tactics and trust your instincts.  Remember: do not give out your Medicare number, Social Security number or other personal information to anyone you do not know.

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Fighting Fraud Across Ohio​

The Senior Medicare Patrol programs have been fighting fraud for over 25 years.  In Ohio, we’re helping to educate older adults against scammers, fraudulent Medicare activity, and medical identity theft.  We also report fraud to the HHS Office of the Inspector General to help track down scammers and put them in jail!

Scam Alerts

  • How Do Robocallers Get Your Number?  This article from the FTC provides insights and advice on protecting yourself from those nasty robocallers.  Click here to open and read.
  • How To Protect Yourself From Medicare Scams – Many Medicare scams are variations on identity fraud, designed to steal your Medicare number or vital financial information, and while Medicare fraud is a growing “business,” you can protect yourself.  Read this article from Fortune by Richard Eisenberg.
  • Card Tricks – Medicare card scams have been a consistent fraud trend for decades.  Learn how these scammers operate and how to protect yourself.
  • Genetic Testing Fraud Alert – genetic testing scams are growing in number across the state.  Testing laboratories target seniors at health fairs, in senior housing buildings, and inundate them with phone calls and texts. Download our Genetic Fraud Tip Sheet to help protect yourself from this common scam.
  • Free Covid Tests – with the renewed ability to order free at-home Covid test kits, be aware of fraudsters offering free kits to obtain your Medicare number.  Carefully check your Medicare Summary Statements for charges for kits you didn’t request.

Avoid Scams​

Not only are billions of dollars lost each year to medical identity scams, they can also affect your medical record.

MEDICARE WILL NOT CALL YOU.  Hang up on anyone who says they are from Medicare.

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