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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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Monday, July 23, 2018

  • Newport sexual incidents
  • Robinson arrests
  • Friday night power outage
  • Federal opioid program
  • Restoring wildlife
  • Early voting

    Saturday, July 21, 2018

  • Legal aid seminar for seniors
  • Clark to play Pebble Beach
  • Tennessee's unemployment remains low
  • US Supreme Court gets Tennessee abortion law appeal

    Friday, July 20, 2018

  • Graham on local job prospects and Conagra
  • West Virginians arrested in Jeff County robberies
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  • Alexander on tariffs

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

  • Buckner arrest
  • Martin couple found
  • Lewis arrested on meth charges
  • Fraudulent IRS scam
  • East TN Artscapes is moving
  • Best Western thefts
  • Alexander on healthcare
  • Ozone keeping visitors away

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

  • Myers incident
  • Cocke budget process
  • SNAP food guidelines
  • Phoenix Closures becomes Phoenix
  • RAM in Jeff County
  • Opiod lawsuit
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