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Raleigh, NC 27602

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US Government Warns Medicare Beneficiaries of Internet, Phone Scams

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week is warning older consumers and others to be on the lookout for scam artists claiming an affiliation with Medicare. The text of that warning appears below. One of the scams described in the warning is called the "$299 Ring" and appears to be coming from outside the country. In addition to the federal and local law enforcement contact numbers listed in the warning, North Carolina consumers who encounter these fraud artists are encouraged to report them to state officials by calling 1-877-5-NO-SCAM (Consumer Protection Division) or 1-800-443-9354 (Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program).

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Last updated on November 25, 2009

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