Scammers Target Medicare Rebate Checks | KCUR

Scammers Target Medicare Rebate Checks

Jun 15, 2010

Jefferson City, MO – Elderly Missourians who qualify for $250 rebate checks from Medicare are being warned to watch out for scam artists.

The checks that are being mailed out are legitimate, but seniors who receive them may be targeted by con artists. State Attorney General Chris Koster says recipients should not give out their personal information to anyone calling to ask for it.

"Either with their own Social Security numbers or credit card numbers, or the scammer wants you to endorse that check over to a third party, all of those things are off-limits," says Koster.

Scammers may also try to convince those not receiving $250 Medicare checks that they are eligible and then try to access their personal information. Koster says anyone who gets such a call should contact the Attorney General's office.