Tips to prevent fraud


Help prevent scammers from using the coronavirus national emergency to commit fraud by following the do’s and don’ts on this page.


  • Protect your Medicare Number and your Social Security Number.
  • Use a calendar to record all of your doctor's appointments and any tests you get.
  • Learn more about Medicare and recent scams.
  • Know what a Medicare plan can and can't do before you join. 


  • Give your Medicare card, Medicare Number, Social Security card, or Social Security Number to anyone except your doctor or people you know should have it.
  • Accept offers of money or gifts for free medical care.
  • Allow anyone, except your doctor or other Medicare providers, to review your medical records or recommend services.
  • Contact your doctor to request a service that you don't need.


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