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Friday, July 06, 2018

Destroy your old Medicare card
With new Medicare cards slated to arrive in Tennessee sometime this month, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is warning Medicare beneficiaries to be wary of scammers who might use the cards’ pending arrival as an opportunity to fleece unsuspecting consumers. Federal laws enacted last year required the removal of Social Security numbers (SSNs) from old Medicare beneficiary cards. Scammers and identity thieves frequently used pilfered personal information from the old cards to open credit card accounts or take out loans in someone else’s name. While the new Medicare cards include a unique, randomly assigned Medicare number in place of SSNs, scammers may use the transition period before the arrival of the new cards to take advantage of beneficiaries. “The removal of Social Security numbers from Medicare cards is a great step at cutting down on Medicare fraud and protecting beneficiaries from identity thieves,” said TDCI Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Until the new Medicare cards arrive, I’m urging Tennesseans to be on guard for scammers who might attempt to harm unsuspecting consumers and capitalize on consumers’ trusting natures.”


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