Medicare consumers who believe they have fallen victim to a scam, fraud or identify theft should take the following steps:

By following all of the steps listed above, victims may be able to prevent any additional fraudulent use of their information. They can also help protect other Medicare patients by making the following complaints:

Choose your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan carefully. To be sure you are getting a Medicare-approved Prescription Drug Plan, look for the listing in Medicare & You.

Do NOT give your Medicare number or personal information like your Social Security number, bank account or credit card number to anyone who telephones.

Remember:  Medicare-approved Drug Plan providers are not allowed to go door-to-door or telephone you.

Don’t be fooled:  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

If someone approaches you about buying a phony Medicare drug plan, call: