As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available, it’s important to keep your guard up to prevent fraudulent activity relating to Medicare. Medicare covers the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to you, so if anyone asks you to share your Medicare Number or pay for access to the vaccine, you can bet it’s a scam.
Here are some important things to know:
- You can’t pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine
- You can’t pay to get early access to the vaccine
- Don’t share your personal or financial information if someone calls, texts, or emails you promising access to the vaccine for a fee.
Con artists may try to get your Medicare Number or personal information so they can steal your identity and commit Medicare fraud. Medicare fraud results in higher healthcare costs and taxes for everyone. Share this information with anyone you know who has Medicare.