Beware of Medicare Scam

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When the phone rang today, Gloria Tjerandsen was suspicious.
A woman claimed she was with Medicare and needed to verify Gloria's information before sending out a new Medicare card.

She wanted to know Gloria's social security number and where she banked.

Gloria told her, "No." Then she asked the woman, "May I have your name and your phone number. Click. She hung up."

Gloria knew better than to share her personal information and she's right.

I checked with Medicare and a spokeswoman told me the agency will never call you on the phone and it already has your personal information so there's no need to verify anything.

I was told crooks are using confusion over health care to try and steal people's personal information.

If you have questions make a Call for Action.

Also come to our town hall meetings called Well3 Pikes Peak. You'll learn valuable information from doctors, insurance companies, and other experts who can help you make informed choices when it comes to the Affordable Care Act.

The first town hall meeting is being held Saturday, September 28th at Chapel Hills Mall.

It's in the new wing by the movie theater from 10 am to 1 pm.