Hingham: Police warn of Medicare phone scam

Hingham Police are warning senior citizens about a Medicare scam.

The person claiming to be a Medicare employee has been calling residents saying that Medicare was sending out new cards, and that they needed to confirm the person’s bank and personal information.

Police then say that then the scammer is provided with banking information, which leads to the senior citizen becoming the victim of check fraud.

Although no Hingham resident has reported being scammed, the Hingham Police are telling seniors to never reveal or confirm any personal information with Medicare over the phone, unless you initiate the call. Medicare will never call asking to confirm personal information.

If you, or someone you know has been a victim of Medicare fraud, you are urged to call 1-800-MEDICARE.

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