As most senior citizens know, our Social Security numbers are currently used for our Medicare cards. But in April, 2018 we’ll be receiving a new card with a random 11-character string of numbers and letters.
Since scammers love Social Security numbers they see this as a great opportunity to get seniors to give up those numbers. They simply call you, tell you they work for Medicare, and ask for your current number so they can send you a new card.
This is a scam you need to be aware of. This article, from the Democrat & Chronicle will tell you the story.
Social Security numbers can be a gold mine to identity thieves. King said the scammers know they’ll be losing a potential source of those numbers once the new cards come out and people destroy their old cards.