TOWANDA - The Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga County Area Agency on Aging is warning the public of a new Medicare scam.
In both instances, consumers have reported receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be a representative from Medicare asking to make an appointment to review their insurance plans.
Medicare does not make phone calls or home visits and would never send anyone to your house.
If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from Medicare, do not commit to anything. Please call the Area Agency on Aging to report such calls. If the caller gives a name and-or number, include that with the information you provide to us.
If you would like to meet with someone about your Medicare plan or various entitlement programs, agency officials can schedule an appointment with an APPRISE counselor.
The Area Agency on Aging is dedicated to protecting Medicare beneficiaries from fraud and unethical sales representatives.
The Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga Area Agency on Aging is funded in part by the state Department of Aging and the Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga County Commissioners.
For more information, visit www.aaaseniors.org or call 800-982-4346.