Medicare or USPS Fraud Alert
This is a courtesy to make you aware of another possible scam. Someone will call claiming to be from Medicare saying they are replacing all paper Medicare cards with plastic cards, and they try to get your information from you.
They may say they are from Atlantic General Hospital or Berlin Nursing. Medicare is currently investigating and if you receive any type of these calls, please notify the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-382-4357.
Also, you may receive an email from something that looks like it is from the U.S. Post Office (pic attached) claiming that it needs your credit card to pay for a parcel that they could not deliver. THIS IS A SCAM and did not come from the Post Office. Never give your credit card or personal information to anyone. Do not click on the video or link that is inside the email.
Scammers are always looking for the next number to spoof. Here’s how to stay ahead of their game:
- If you get a strange call and discover it’s from a reputable phone number, hang up. It’s safer to check it out at the official website and then call back from the number they’ve listed there.
- Never give out or confirm sensitive information. Personal or financial info can be used against you later.
- Do not wire money or send any using a reloadable gift card.
- Don’t give into pressure! Scammers want you to act quickly. Tell them you need some time to research and hang up the phone.
Any questions or concerns any member may have should be directed to the originator:
Originated by: Ranyah Hamad, General Manager