Medicare Scam Calls - Scammers Making Robocalls - Beware

Medicare Scam Calls - Scammers Making Robocalls - Beware

Scammers are making Medicare scam calls, therefore, the public are asked to beware. Remember, if you get a phone call about your Medicare card and you're even slightly suspicious, hang up and call Medicare at the number on your card. The number is 1-800-Medicare or 1-800-633-4227. Remember, if you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam and protect your personal information.

A Medicare Scam Call (Transcript)

From: (571) 701-1161

A hi, good a, this is Jean from the Medicare assistant on a recorded and monitored line speaking samantha moses...

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  • January 28, 2023 at 2:40 PM by Scamhunter5171 from: Newcastle, Maine, United States

    I believe these are foreign call centers making cold calls on behalf of "insurance shopping" companies (you've seen some of their ads on TV) in the USA. Those of us who don't just hang up on them might end up talking to two or even three foreign "pre-qualification specialists" before being connected to a licensed insurance gent somewhere in the US. I give the screeners a fake name, date of birth, and ZIP Code, and I don't tell the American agent anything different.

    It's entirely possible that the insurance agents don't know that the foreign "lead generators" are making cold calls in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, so don't yell at them. Just try to find out what their company name is and where they're located. It's best if you can record the call, and see if you can get a phone nuber and/or web address. Just be aware that the (I might as well say it: INDIAN) screeners might stay on the line, listening, and might disconnect the call if you ask too many questions.

    I'm pretty sure someone in a marketing department somewhere in the US knows-or should know-that those calls are violating the TCPA, and the FCC said in a declaratory ruling in 2013 that the US companies can be vicariously liable for spam calls made by their telemarketers. Maybe if the US companies get sued under the TCPA, those robocalls will stop.

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