Thursday, August 19, 2010
Medicare Scammers Reported In Cookeville Area
Residents of Putnam County are reportedly being asked to be aware of a Medicare phone scam. A group calling itself Medicare Patrol reports that at least five Medicare recipients have complained to them that they have received the fraudulent calls regarding their Medicare benefits. Officials said the scammer calls, claiming Medicare benefits are changing and a new membership card needs to be issued. Then the caller asks for bank account information. If you've experienced this or know of other instances of Medicare fraud, you can report it by calling 1-866-836-7677.