Federal Medicare will soon be mailing out new cards to Kentucky  recipients that will no longer have the social security number but will be replaced by a 14 digit I.D. number.  Be on the lookout for your new card.
The Kentucky Attorney General is reporting in a press release that scammers may be taking advantage of this change and calling consumers and requesting personal information over the phone.
The Attorney General says in the press release about  this scam that Medicare will never call and request this information,  so if you receive such a call, hang up and report it to law enforcement.
You can read the full press release at this link: Kentucky Attorney General Press Release