Q: What recommendations does Medicare offer in order to avoid identity theft?
A: First, never divulge your personal information to anyone who calls or visits to offer Medicare services.
- your Medicare number
- your specific Medicare plan
- your Social Security number
- your credit card numbers or banking information; or
- your home address or email address.
If you’re suspicious about the legitimacy of a phone call or solicitor at your door, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). Generally speaking, your private insurer or Medicare professionals won’t call you. If you have questions, you’ll initiate the contact.