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Friday, July 13, 2007

Medicare Scam in Pennsylvania

Cumberland county officials announced today that there is a phone scam targeting Medicare beneficiaries in their area.

Callers, claiming to work for the government's health insurer for senior citizens, insist they must issue a second Medicare card. All that's needed, the caller insists, is a senior's bank account information.

Once again, remind your elderly parents not to give out any personal or financial information over the phone or to anyone they don’t know has a legitimate right to it. All too often, these people are sweeter than they are wise.

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