Recently, the Topanga Senior Lead Officers have received some concerns from elderly community members, stating that they are receiving calls from people claiming to be associated with Medicare. During this call, the caller asks the community member for their Medicare number and other personal information.
Unless you know the caller to be a reliable Medicare source, please do not give out any of your personal information. Instead, gather whatever information you can from the caller (name, telephone number, medicare office address, etc.) and then contact Medicare yourself, by calling the number on your card or 1-800-MEDICARE.