The enrollment period for Medicare Part D ends December 7, so scammers may be targeting you as a potential target for their ruse. Some have been known to call seniors, representing themselves as agents for Medicare, and asking for personal information. Others pose as door-to-door salespeople.
Medicare has no sales representatives, and agents cannot solicit Medicare plans at your home without an appointment. Still, Better Business Bureau Investigator Bill Smith says some legitimate insurance representatives have been caught acting in a shady manner
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He says salespeople are not allowed to ask for a Social Security, bank account or credit card number during the marketing activities. A toll free number if you have questions about your plan is 1-866-548-9034.