Keep yourself safe – avoid and report Medicare scams
If you’re a Medicare beneficiary, Medicare will never call you uninvited and ask for your personal information, or to get your new Medicare Number and card.
If a scammer contacts you and asks for information or money, or threatens to cancel your health benefits, do not share any information. Hang up and call the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program at 1-800-562-6900.
In addition to providing free, unbiased help with your Medicare options, SHIBA is Washington state’s Senior Medicare Patrol project. We help clients prevent, detect and report Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse.