Medicaid Scams Targeting COVID-19 Concerns Reported

Updated: May 21

BBB is urging Medicaid beneficiaries to be wary of anyone requesting personal information or payment for the promise of COVID-19 tests. BBB has received information indicating that fraudulent calls, social media posts, and door-to-door visits have recently targeted Medicaid recipients.


Keep the following in mind if you receive any COVID-19-related solicitations asking for your Medicaid information:


  • Only a healthcare professional can approve COVID-19 testing. Be suspicious of any unexpected calls or visitors offering COVID-19 tests or supplies.

  • No cure is currently available for COVID-19. Ignore offers or advertisements for cures, remedies or treatments.

  • Be suspicious of unsolicited requests for your Medicard information. Contact your health provider to verify the legitimacy of the person requesting it.

  • Contact your physician or other trusted healthcare provider if COVID-19 testing is needed.


Visit https://www.covid19cincy.org/ for current information on scams pertaining to COVID-19, and report any suspicious activity to www.scamtracker.org.


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