Telemarketers often target seniors by pretending to be representatives of well-known insurance or healthcare companies.
Recently, the Better Business Bureau has received reports of older consumers getting anonymous phone calls and cards from companies offering back and knee braces.
BBB is alerting elderly and disabled residents and their caregivers to beware of unsolicited phone calls and cards from people looking to bill Medicare and insurance for back braces, neck braces and knee braces.
The BBB said you should never give out personal information over the phone, especially if it is from an unsolicited caller.
You should remind elderly family members that Medicare will never call to ask for sensitive personal financial information.