BBB warns of Medicare phone scam

BBB warns of Medicare phone scam

 

The local Better Business Bureau warns that "con artists" offering phony Medicare cards are calling area seniors and using high pressure sales pitches and scare tactics in an attempt to obtain bank account and other personal information.

The BBB of Tucson and Southern Arizona said it has received reports from Tucson seniors that they've been contacted by the "U.S. Medical Office," in regard to their Medicare coverage.

A representative tells consumers they need to buy a new card for Medicare coverage and states if they don't, Medicare will no longer cover their bills. The caller then asks for a bank account routing number to ensure coverage isn't interrupted, the BBB said.

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