20. November 2017 at 13:23 #2060
Car Warranty Scam
Do you own a car and a phone? Then you may receive a phone call about an extended auto warranty. In that business are many fraudulent companies operating as third-party suppliers or insurer. They will tell you that your car warranty is about to expire.
What you should know:
- Fraudsters often have personal data of your car or car warranty!
- Even if the phone number appears to be authentic, the caller ID could be spoofed.
- Maybe you will be pressured to make a quick decision (e. g.: “last offer”, “final notice: expiring car warranty”). Be careful and don’t get involved!
- If you are asked for your social security number, driver’s license number or credit card or bank account information, don’t give it out! Your personal data could be collected and misused!
If you decide to extend your car warranty:
- To be sure, choose a warranty directly from the car´s manufacturer.
- Or if you want to select a third party provider, search for other customers’ experiences on the Internet.
- To check the seriosity of the provider, ask for as many details as possible (e. g.: exact description of the car).
- Request for a written copy of the terms and conditions and don’t accept payments before!
If you follow these tips, you won’t fall for car warranty scams!5. April 2018 at 6:10 #2136
Scam with the New Medicare Card
Medicare changes its cards for more consumer security. The new cards will be issued by Medicare from April 2018. This process will take approximately one year.
Fraudsters take advantage of the unawareness of consumers and impersonate themselves as Medicare employees. Victims are asked for personal data (such as the Social Security Number) or forced to pay a fee for the new card.
- Medicare is not placing any calls regarding the new cards
- To receive a new card you don’t have to pay anything
- Remember not to give personal information to unknown or unsolicited callers
Medicare has deliberately staggered the delivery of the new cards. This ensures that the cards are all received at different times – which makes it harder for the fraudsters.14. November 2018 at 6:16 #4364
Pain Management – Medicare Scam
You are suffering from chronic pain or you recently have been hospitalized?
Then you are surely relieved to get a call from your doctor or medicare that he had set up a pain management.
But stop!!! Probably it could be a scam.
Scammer call you, claiming that they want to help set you up for medication deliveries. They promise you that you never have to wait for pain medication again.
It seems to be just that what you have been waiting for. But if you don’t care, it will be exactly the opposite.
Where is the danger?
To set this up, they will ask you for your address, your credit card number, your insurance information and so on. If you give them this information your identity has been stolen yet.
What to do when you get such a call?
- Just hang up!
- Don’t give them any personal information.
- If you are not sure, if it is the call you have been waiting for, call your doctor or your insurance company directly.
Don’t let scammers take advantage of your illness and cause you more problems with an identity theft! Protect yourself and check the number on check-caller.one.20. March 2019 at 10:39 #4424
New scam tactics at the expense of Medicare
We have reported about Medicare Scam Calls in our Forum yet.
Now there is a new fraud in conjunction with Medicare.
Fraudsters call you, claiming to be from Medicare, and offer you a free back or knee brace.
They ask you for your Medicare number. Later Medicare will be billed for thousands of dollars, when in fact a knee or a back brace costs far less than that.
You see, it is not free at all and your personal information has been stolen, too.
Take care and do not fall for it!
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