If you're on Medicare, watch the mail for a new member card--they will be issued nationwide over the next 12 months. Not surprising, it has become a perfect opportunity for scammers to try to glom onto your personal information.
Spread the word among your friends and family to JUST HANG UP on anyone who calls asking for personal information such as a social security number or new Medicare member number. The scammer may threaten to stop Medicare coverage without the verification. JUST HANG UP!
Read more details here: "Medicare scams center around issuance of new cards"
and stay on top of other scam alerts at the Facebook page of the Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP): SMP Facebook Page.