Stay Smart Online Alert - SMS Medicare Phishing scam
As with most of these scams the nature of them is not new. Often just a few detail change and they go around again, kinda like chain mail.
I have just received this alert (again) but the SMO web site dates it back to July.
This means there's increased activity with this scam right now.
So being prepared is the best defense.
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