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Gave protected health information and identity numbers
Oct 10, 2018
Monetary Loss: $0
79 y/o mother called and asked many health and sizes questions "to get a back and knee brace." They said they represented Medicare and could get a brace for free. They asked for address and Medicare #. Mom gave it to them. I called Senior Patrol Program 888-341-6187 and talked with Lisa. She is sending an email on steps to protect mom's identity.
My 80 yr old father received the green card in the mail. He asked me to call on his behalf, as he has bad knees and might be interested in the knee braces. I called, and immediately felt unnerved when the voice answered and was very muffled and first thing asked for my father's date of birth. I gave him the wrong DOB to see if he would catch on. Then he asked me for my father's social security number, and that's when I hung up. Then I found this site. SCAM. I'll be watching my dads accounts very close from this point on. I hate people who cheat and steal from the elderly!!