Since every U.S. citizen or permanent resident is eligible for Medicare at age 65, seniors are a prime target for Medicare fraud. These scams trick seniors into providing their Medicare or Social Security number. Other healthcare scams include health insurance and Marketplace scams, counterfeit prescription drug scams, scams involving medical discount cards, and funeral and cemetery scams.
Download Senior Financial Abuse: Healthcare Scams
Part of a series of 8 fact sheets on topics of senior financial fraud and abuse developed with the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA).