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One of the most important jobs of the Attorney General is serving as the state’s chief law enforcement officer, protecting the most vulnerable people among us, including seniors and Californians with disabilities who depend on Medicare.

Seniors who have worked hard and earned their benefits deserve to retire with dignity and peace of mind that they will be taken care of. But Social Security numbers associated with Medicare cards have been stolen by bad actors and used to victimize Medicare beneficiaries.

Ripping off hardworking people cannot be tolerated.

Medicare beneficiaries will soon be receiving new Medicare cards that do not display their Social Security numbers. I’ve issued a consumer alert providing additional tools to help seniors protect themselves against scam artists. And if you or a family member suspects any identity theft, make sure you call 1-800-MEDICARE right away.