Attorney General Mills Warns Maine Medicare Recipients of Scam

January 22, 2013

AUGUSTA ? Attorney General Janet T. Mills is warning consumers about recent reports of calls from individuals claiming to represent Medicare.

There are reports from Maine Medicare recipients who have received phone calls claiming to be from Medicare. The callers claim Medicare is issuing a new Medicare card and asks for the consumer?s Medicare number, the name of their financial institution and their financial routing and account numbers.

Medicare consumers who provide this information are advised to review their Medicare statements carefully for the next year and contact 1-800-MEDICARE immediately if anything questionable appears on their statements. Consumers should also notify their financial institution if their account information has been compromised.

?Mainers can protect themselves by never giving any personal information to anyone over the phone,? said Attorney General Mills.

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