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Oxendine Warns About Fraud

Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine is warning the elderly about fraud when it comes to switching to a Medicare drug plan.

Oxendine said beware of door-to-door sales people. Agents, he said, can't solicit business at your home without an appointment.

He said people should check with the state's insurance department to make sure any salesman is a licensed agent.

Oxendine warned about giving out such personal information as Social Security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers to anyone not verified as a licensed agent.

Verify that the plan you have chosen is an approved Medicare plan. All of the approved plans are available at www.medicare.gov or by calling 1-800-633-4227.

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