BANGOR, Maine — Eastern Area Agency on Aging officials were notified Thursday by a senior citizen that she was called by a person claiming to be an employee from Eastern Area Agency on Aging who was asking for Medicare numbers.
EAAA does not call senior citizens requesting that information, according to their press release notifying the public about the scam.
The senior was asked about her arthritis. The caller then said he was calling to tell her about a new product that could reduce her pain and make the arthritis symptoms diminish.
Then she was asked to give her Medicare number to determine if she qualified for the tool. When she refused, the caller hung up. The police and Maine Attorney General’s office have been notified.
EAAA urges senior citizens to use caution, and if callers ask for personal information, hang up and check with EAAA or the agency the caller purports to represent on whether that information is needed.