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Seniors beware Medicare scam

August 16, 2005

Albany-A warning for seniors about potential prescription drug fraud.

New Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit plans take effect in January and companies aren't suppose to contact seniors about them until October.

Some seniors in the Atlanta area are already getting calls. The Georgia Cares office warns seniors not to give out personal information if you get a call from a company describing the drug plan.

The Georgia Cares Coordinator in Albany says her mother got a similar call Tuesday.

"She lives here and has received a phone call today," Jenkins said. "So it has come this far south."

If you get one of those phone calls, try to get a name and number from the caller and call Georgia Cares at 1-800-669-8387.

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