New Scam Targets Senior Citizens

CHARLESTON– The Attorney General’s Office is warning residents of a new scam targeting senior citizens.

A Medicare scam that seeks to steal personal and sensitive information is making the rounds.

Scammers will pose as a Medicare representative or an affiliate and ask for bank account, credit card, Medicare and/or Social Security information, and in some instances seek payment for your newly issued Medicare card.

More than a dozen West Virginia consumers report having received such calls in recent weeks.

Anyone with questions or concerns can contact the Attorney General’s elder abuse litigation and prevention unit at 304-558-1155 or HelpForSeniors@wvago.gov.

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