Scams heat up during Medicare open enrollment

Scams heat up during Medicare open enrollment

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Medicare open enrollment is ongoing and ends Dec. 7. And you better believe the scammers know it.

Maybe it’s someone making a call, claiming to be from your insurance company and demanding information on the spot. Some scammers say you’ll need to buy a gift card or wire money soon so that you won’t lose your health care benefits. Others are trying to get your Social Security number or other information to use in identity fraud.

Locally, consumers have been reporting fast-talking, door-to-door sales pitches for signing up for Medicare Advantage Plans.

Read more at Detroit Free Press

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