Recently I was waiting my turn to pay for my items in a department store. Another shopper – I’m guessing she was about 75 – had most of the contents of her wallet out on the counter. She finally found the missing credit card, and I could not help but offer her some advice.
Along with many credit cards, she also was carrying her deceased husband’s Medicare card. She didn’t explain why she carried it, but felt it was not of any consequence since he was deceased.
A Medicare card contains a FULL SOCIAL SECURITY number. Any social security number, whether the person is alive or not, is a gold mine to unscrupulous people. My recommendation was for her to remove it and her own Medicare card from her wallet as soon as she arrived home. She accepted my input in the spirit in which it was intended and I am hopeful she will protect herself.
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