March 20, 2020
The Defense Health Agency Program Integrity has received information from the law enforcement that an attempt or attempts to scam a Medicare beneficiary into giving personal information in order to receive a COVID-19 test kit.
These incidents confirm that scammers are designing and engaging in a new fraud schemes to take advantage of the patient population that is afraid and experiencing anxiety. In addition, law enforcement has uncovered counterfeit COVID-19 test kits at a California international airport.
Any unsolicited call regarding a COVID-19 test kit is an attempt to gather personal information from you that could lead to father fraud and identity theft. It is important to be aware of these type of scams and mindful of the fact that you as a TRICARE beneficiary will probably be targeted, especially more senior TRICARE beneficiaries.
Last updated: April 13, 2020