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Medicare Scams Ranks Second, Open Enrollment Period Scams Surge

You may be aware that Medicare Open enrollment is ongoing until December 7th. So do scammers and they are trying to use this time to steal your information, your identity and your money.

This year there have been nearly 2.4 million reports involving fraud, identity theft and other scams sent to the Federal Trade Commission with total losses of $1.2 billion related to similar types of scams.

Of the 332,000 incidents citing government imposters, those scams involving Medicare rank second as the most egregious and pervasive.

Scams related to Medicare this year “include those involving free or low-cost knee or back braces or deals for genetic testing,” according to CNBC reporting.

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