Attorney General Schneider Warns Consumers of Supplemental Health Insurance Scams

January 20, 2012

AUGUSTA – Attorney General William J. Schneider is warning consumers about recent reports of calls from individuals claiming to represent supplemental health insurance offers.

There are reports from Maine seniors who have received phone calls claiming to be from Medicare or from the ‘health office.’ The callers ask for the Mainer by name and appear to be offering seniors some sort of supplemental health insurance or prescription coverage.

“Seniors can protect themselves by never giving any personal information to anyone over the phone,” said Attorney General Schneider.

Consumers with questions about Medicare can get more information from the Medicare offices at 1-800-MEDICARE.

If you think you have experienced a Medicare scam, call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at (207) 626-8849.