Protect Yourself from Covid-19 Scams
Your Medicare number is like gold. Stay informed about Covid-19 scams and avoid giving out your Medicare number and other confidential information. Learn more about Covid-19 scams at the SMP Resource Center. If you suspect that you have been targeted by a Medicare scam, please call Ohio Senior Medicare Patrol at 513-458-5515 / 800-488-6070, Extension 515, or report online.
Get our free Ohio SMP app on your smart phone to receive updates of these scams as we learn more. Share the additional Covid-19 resources at the links below.
- Covid-19 Consumer Tip Sheet from the National SMP Resource Center
- Ohio SMP Covid-19 Infographic
- Ohio SMP Coronavirus Scams Fraud Alert
Become an Ohio SMP Peer Educator / Volunteer. Learn how to recognize fraud and scams, and use this information to help others by sharing this information.
Ohio’s Attorney General has also provided guidance on what to watch out for. Yost said, “Thieves and crooks prey on fear and uncertainty. Ohioans need to inoculate themselves against an outbreak of scams with knowledge and good practices.” Consumers who suspect an unfair or deceptive sales practice should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org or 800-282-0515.
Sadly, scammers are taking advantage of the current crisis to trick people into sharing confidential information or sending money for a free test. Learn more about these scams and what the Federal Trade Commission is doing.