you pay into social security, you're helping to foot the bill for medicare
scams. And if you're one of the 44 million people on medicare, consider
yourself a target.
local man has a warning to make sure you don't get fooled.
hard to pull one past Leland Campbell. The Marine Corps veteran spent his years
of service mastering cryptography, deciphering code for safe communication.
kind of learn to have a red flag when you first talk to somebody you don't
know," he said.
he was armed from the start when he took a call requesting personal information
from a man claiming to be with the US government.
said I'm calling from the Social Security Department. And that was the red flag
for me because nobody here calls it the Social Security Department."
all, it's the Social Security Administration. A mistake, others may not have
caller went on to say they were issuing new cards and needed to verify his
a phishing scam Kim Reyes at Appalachian Council of Government has heard time
call us and say Medicare called me and said I'm going to give you a new card
and we're like, Medicare doesn't call you."
may not believe any of your parents or grandparents would fall for this scam,
but Reyes says she knows people who have given over bank account numbers, and
Campbell does, too.
that I know have been scammed," he said.
hopes you'll warn your older relatives who may not have the same healthy dose
of skepticism he learned while in the service.
A sign meant to make people think also got people talking in the Town of Blacksburg.
250 International Dr.Spartanburg, S.C. 29303