Fraud, Scam, Ripoff Warnings
I thought I would start this off by telling of a new scam involving the new Medicare cards many of us will be getting this year and next. (Medicare is moving away from using the SS number as an ID number so we will be getting new cards with a new number. Finally!)
Scammers are calling people and telling them they represent Medicare. The victims are asked to pay a fee to get their new card mailed to them and warned if they do not, they can't get Medicare benefits. They don't want the fee, they want the CC numbers or bank account numbers used to pay for this fake service. Then they quickly charge up the CC and/or drain the bank account.
You should not have to pay anything to get your new Medicare card with your new ID number.
If you hear of other scams, post them. It would be nice to have them all in once place.
The worst decisions are usually made in times of anger and impatience.