Be on the alert for misleading postcards that look like official documentation from the government regarding Medicare and Medicaid benefits. Its is important to point out that this is not a scam and nothing illegal has been performed by the anonymous company, but one should question the ethics of using deceitful marketing tactics to obtain seniors information for solicitation.
The investigation team from NBC2 in Fort Myers uncovered the deceptive marketing tactics and is warning seniors use discernment before filling out any of your personal information.
NBC2 Investigation Report
The anonymous company’s deceptive marketing is aimed at seniors who rely on Medicare and Medicaid funding, urging seniors to fill out and verify personal information. Seniors that respond are allowing their personal information to be sold to sales agent, which can solicit products and services to them legally.
If you receive a post card claiming to verify your personal information be on HIGH ALERT.
- Medicare and Medicaid will never send a post card personal information verification request.
- If you have any questions regarding your benefits reach out to Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-42273).
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