Attorney general warns of supplemental insurance scams

Posted Jan. 20, 2012, at 7:14 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Attorney General William J. Schneider is warning consumers about recent reports of calls from people claiming to represent supplemental health insurance offers.

Schneider said he has learned that Maine seniors have received phone calls from individuals claiming to be from Medicare or from the “health office.”

The callers ask for the seniors by name and appear to be offering some sort of supplemental health insurance or prescription coverage.

“Seniors can protect themselves by never giving any personal information to anyone over the phone,” Schneider said.

Consumers with questions about Medicare should call 800-MEDICARE. Those who believe they may be the victim of

a Medicare scam should call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 626-8849.

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