Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Senior Citizens Targeted in Scam.(Journal North)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

The New Mexico State Agency on Aging is warning seniors to beware of callers asking for information related to their bank account after a Santa Fe woman's bank account was emptied by scam artists claiming to be with Medicare.

Someone called the woman asking to deposit a Medicare refund check directly into her account. The caller said the account number couldn't be read and asked the woman to clarify it.

Instead of making a deposit, the caller emptied the woman's account. The woman lost more than $400, the Agency on Aging reported.

Medicare doesn't make direct deposits for refunds and does not initiate phone calls to beneficiaries. …

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