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January 13, 2022 Fraud & Scams

How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19 Scammers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General reports that COVID-19 scams are still alive and well. Fraudsters are using phone calls, text messages, social media, and making door-to-door visits to try to obtain personal, medical/Medicare, or financial information. Fraudulent schemes have involved fake COVID-19 tests, fake vaccination cards, and fake contact tracing, but there could be plenty more out there. The most important thing is to stay alert, and know that if an interaction doesn’t feel right, there might be a good reason for it!

For tips on how to protect yourself from COVID-19 scammers, please visit the Office of Inspector General’s site.

As always, if you suspect you are a victim of healthcare fraud, abuse, or errors, Wisconsin SMP is here to help!