Online and offline tactics continue to be a profitable business for immoral con artists. Many users are not aware that these peoples can use specialized software to disguise their caller ID, therefore allowing them to impersonate reputable companies and institutions such as the Medicare Health Insurance Program. Con artists often impersonate the original number of the Medicare Health Insurance Program, 800-633-4227, therefore misleading their targets into thinking that the call is legitimate. According to the Federal Communications Commission, the number 800-633-4227 is meant only to receivea call so that if this number attempts to contact you, then it is almost 100% certain that you have become the target of scammers.
Never Pay in Gift Cards – Con Artists Love this Method of Transferring Money
The ‘800-633-4227’ Scam can be very threatening since the con artists behind it may demand to receive information such as the victim’s social security number or credit card details. In addition to this, they may offer fake promotions and health benefits that are guaranteed to attract the user’s attention. However, there is a catch – the con artists state that the only way to take advantage of the special offers is to complete a one-time payment via Amazon Gift Cards, iTunes Gift Cards, or a similar payment method that is impossible to trace. If any company or institution claims to want to be paid in gift cards, it is guaranteed to be a tactic coming from a spoofed number.
Unfortunately, tactics of this sort are difficult to prevent since the con artists will begin to operate from a new number as soon as the old one is shut. The best way to stop them is to raise awareness of their social engineering tricks and lies so that their targets will immediately notice that something is not right.