Officials Warning of Medicare Card Scam in Illinois

Officials Warning of Medicare Card Scam in Illinois

(IOCI RADIO) – The Illinois Department on Aging (IDA) is warning seniors about a Medicare card scam that’s recently been circulating.

Scammers have called seniors, asking if they have a new Medicare card and saying it’s a “gold card” or has a chip, like a debit card.

“It’s just a ploy to get your personal information,” Senior Health Insurance Program Director Sandy Leith said.

Officials said the scammer will then sell information to be used to fraudulently purchase durable medical equipment, like knee braces.