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10/13/05

BBB Warns of Medicare Fraud

New Medicare enrollment starts in November, and the Better Business Bureau wants to warn seniors about scam artists. Today,  the BBB and SALT--Seniors and Law Enforcement Together--joined forces to protect seniors from predators.

"There are some unscrupulous people who will be calling, pretending to get information from you about your Medicare form," warned SALT's Rose Beck. "We want you to know the difference, and the real application will have a Medicare seal."

January 1, new Medicare begins, but the phone calls will start next month. When they do, don't give out your social security number, bank, or credit card numbers.

Reported by: Nicole Teigen, nteigen@wtoc.com

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