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New U.S. Medicare Cards Prompt Warnings About Phone Scams

Phone scammers are taking the card replacement program as an opportunity to target seniors. The most common trick is to call Medicare enrollees and tell them they must pay for their new cards.

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Everything You Need To Know About The New Medicare Cards 

In April, the government will start sending out new Medicare cards, launching a massive, yearlong effort to alter how 59 million people enrolled in the federal health insurance program are identified.

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Shielding Yourself And Elderly Parents From Financial Fraud

Your golden years are supposed to be the time when you live off your retirement savings, see more of your family and dive fully into leisurely pursuits. Unfortunately, they’re also the years when you’ll be a prime target of financial fraud.

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Learn How to Avoid financial scams

Fraudsters are increasingly picking up the phone and using old-school tricks to steal your money by pretending to be a government worker or a family member in trouble.

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Brain Changes Make Some Older Adults More Vulnerable to Scams

They are able to balance their checkbooks. They can remember and evaluate information. Their personalities are normal, and their arithmetic is fine.

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Beware of scammers this tax season

Last summer, Cindy Hockenberry decided she’d had it with threatening phone calls claiming she was behind on her taxes.

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