Scam Looking to Target Medicare Recipients

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) - Medicare recipients are the target of another scam lurking around South Carolina.

The Department of Consumer Affairs says a caller will ask for your social security or bank account number on an old Medicare card.

It's so you can receive a new one in January.

Do not share that information.

Officials have offered some other tips too:

-Never give out your SSN, bank account number or other sensitive information to someone you do not know.

-If you are suspicious about a caller, hang up and call a number that you know belongs to the organization/agency.

-Always be skeptical of anyone calling you regarding Medicare, especially when they’re asking for personal information.

-Warn your family and friends about the scam

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