Among the services offered by the United States Social Security we find Medicare. This medical service has a wide variety of benefits for retirees who have already reached the age of 65.
Although we can apply for retirement at the age of 62, it is not until the age of 65 that Medicare starts working. But we have to be careful with some of these services and watch where we use our Social Security card when using Medicare.
Some scammers have begun using a fraudulent method to steal your Social Security number. In this way, your SSA card could be at risk. To accomplish this, they offer a free service that usually costs a lot of money. For that reason, many retirees agree to the scam, as the benefit of getting such a service for free is enormously beneficial. But not all is as good as it seems.
Free genetic testing as bait
These scam companies offer totally free genetic testing as bait to get your Social Security number, according to WGAL. Most retirees see this offer as unreasonable and accept to get this study without having to pay. The price for this type of service varies greatly, but can be anywhere from $9,000 to $11,000.
After getting your Social Security number, the scammers use it to make a profit of their own. In addition, they can have direct access to all your personal data, as well as your benefits, address, etc. For that reason, we should not trust at any time these free services that usually cost much more money.
Remember not to give your Social Security number to any company you do not trust. Clinics and hospitals are the places where you can use them without problems, although you must make sure that they are trustworthy beforehand. If you lose your social security card you can have many problems in the future, so be careful.