Ohioans Urged to be Alert for “New Medicare Card” Scam

The Ohio Department of Insurance is advising Ohioans, particularly those enrolled in Medicare, to be on the lookout for a new scam.

If you receive a call from someone claiming to represent the Social Security Administration, Medicare, and the Ohio Department of Insurance saying you need a new Medicare card or you need to turn in your paper card for a plastic card, it is a scam.

These agencies will not call you and ask for personal information unless they are returning a call to you.

Ohioans who suspect or have been victimized by a Medicare scam should contact the Ohio Senior Medicare Patrol at 800-488-6070 or

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