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Beware of Medicare open enrollment scams


October 7, 2019

As Medicare beneficiaries pore over their choices for coverage for everything from medical services to prescription drugs, the open enrollment period is prime time for fraudsters to try to scam older consumers.

Medicare’s open enrollment begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7.

Here are some common scams during open enrollment:

• Someone calls claiming to be from Medicare and says your Medicare number and credit card information are needed to sign you up for health coverage. Hang up the phone. Medicare does not call beneficiaries to sign them up.

• Someone calls saying you have to sign...

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