Many legitimate companies and charities solicit consumers by phone and consider it an effective way to raise money or increase company business. Unfortunately, others are simply up to no good. We at the National Crime Prevention Council believe seniors can prevent telemarketing fraud by being educated consumers.
We have received a few complaints from residents regarding phone calls about Medicare payments. These calls are said to originate from area code 409 and has been a male with a foreign accent stating he needs to confirm the bank information to which Medicare payments are sent. They are giving the resident the correct bank name and routing number in effort to appear legitimate. They then ask you to confirm your bank account number with what they have on file.