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A good reminder to seniors to be aware medicare fraud

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This question comes from a viewer in Floydada.  Elaine McNeill says her 88 year old mother, Lavelle Starkey of Happy, got a call from Medicare.  They said that they were about to send out new cards. The man on the phone knew the first four numbers of her bank account, and asked if she could verify the rest.  Elaine asked us to find out if this is a scam.

We went to the Better Business Bureau where Greg Linder has this important message for seniors. "Medicare will not do business over the phone. They do everything through the mail and so if somebody calls and asks for that kind of information; don't give it out to them."  

Greg says the average scam like this will take about three thousand dollars from an unsuspecting senior.

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