Medicare phone scam targeting local elderly

By Crystal A. Weyers Friday, September 27, 2013 SOMERSWORTH — Residents of the Hilltop City have been reporting a Medicare phone scam that targets the elderly. The Better Business Bureau and local police are aware of the scam and urge seniors not to give out personal information over the phone unless they know who […]

Medicare scams impacting West Virginia senior citizens

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A growing number of senior citizens and those with disabilities are becoming the targets of scams in West Virginia. The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office has reported getting numerous complaints regarding some new scams dealing with getting new Medicare cards or receiving medical alert systems. “Within the last couple months we’ve received over 90 […]

Scams, Fraud Among Obamacare Concerns

The bureaucrats at the United States Department of Health and Human Services aren’t the only ones gearing up for the launch of President Obama’s signature health care law. Scammers and peddlers of health insurance-like products that sometimes dupe unsuspecting consumers are also in heavy preparation mode, eager to capitalize on the confusion policy experts say […]

Phone scam targets local Medicare users

KITTITAS COUNTY — A scammer claiming to be with Medicare is calling older Kittitas County residents asking for personal information in an effort to get residents’ Social Security, Medicare and bank account numbers, according to a news release from RSVP. If you receive a scam phone call, hang up and call the Kittitas County Sheriff’s […]

Seniors Get Hung Up In Health Care Scams

One recent morning, 86-year-old Evelyne Lois Such was sitting at her kitchen table in Denver when the phone rang.  She didn’t recognize the phone number or the deep voice on the other end of the line. “He asked if I was a senior, and I said yes, and he said we are sending out all […]