The state Attorney General’s Division of Consumer Protection is advising residents to be cautious of phone calls claiming to be from Medicare.
Reports of callers claiming to be with Medicare have been on the increase. These callers will ask the individual to verify their current Medicare number on the premise that a new card and new number will be issued.
State officials say this is a scam, and that Medicare will never contact people by phone or ask for someone’s personal identifying information.
Anyone who has received a call like this and has given out any personal information should contact the state Division of Consumer Protection.