The Bucks County Department of Consumer Affairs has been getting calls about the new health care bill. Mike Bannon is the Director of the Consumer Affairs department. Bannon says, Medicare uses social security numbers and that has scammers attempting to get information over the phone.
“So what these people are trying to do is get to you talk to you about health care, tell you that you need this new card, take your information off your old card, which in many cases is your social security number. So, that’s very concerning.”
Bannon says, if you receive a call from someone concerning health care, don’t take the call. he says, it’s a scam in an effort to obtain sensitive information. Bannon was a guest on the AM-Edition Tuesday morning.