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Medicare will mail new Medicare cards between April 2018 and April 2019. Your new card will have a new Medicare Number that’s unique to you, instead of your Social Security Number. This will help to protect your identity.

https://www.medicare.gov/forms-help-and-resources/your-medic...
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Too little, too late?
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Glad their finally getting around to doing this, but it is going to be a field day (year) for scammers.

From the linked webpage:
Watch out for scams

Scam artists may try to get your current Medicare number and other personal information by contacting you about your new Medicare card. They often claim to be from Medicare and use various scams to get your Medicare Number including:

Asking you to confirm your Medicare or Social Security Number so they can send you a new card.
Telling you there's a charge for your new card and they need to verify your personal information.
Threatening to cancel your health benefits if you don’t share your Medicare Number or other personal information.
If someone calls you and asks for your Medicare number or other personal information, hang up and call us at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).


Might want to put that number on speed dial.
PF
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Threatening to cancel your health benefits if you don’t share your Medicare Number or other personal information.
If someone calls you and asks for your Medicare number or other personal information, hang up and call us at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).


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Maybe they are more responsive to this sort of abuse. But once I reported a case of bonafide abuse to Medicare and they were very dismissive of the problem to the point of practically advocating for the fraudulent provider. The way of the swamp, it's just taxpayer money, and there is plenty more where that came from.
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