DHHS warns Medicare enrollees of recent scams.

(Havre) The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is warning Medicare enrollees of a rising scam targeting their sensitive information.

Scammers are luring individuals with offers of free services, medical equipment, or gift cards in exchange for Medicare numbers, enabling fraudulent activities.

Renee Labrie-Shanks, Director of the Statewide Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program at MAS, urges vigilance, “If someone offers free medical equipment and asks for your Medicare number, it’s a red flag. Hang up immediately.”

Remember to never share your Medicare number unless with your provider’s office.

Those in Havre that want to get in touch with someone locally involving this matter can call 406-265-5464.

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