Medicare fraud amounted to 90 billion dollars in 2019! Senior Medicare Patrol empowers seniors to prevent medicare fraud. Marti Hearn, SHINE-SMP Liaison, is responsible for the SHINE and SMP program in four counties in Northwest Florida. Marti will present information on the latest Medicare fraud cases that are rocking the nation and how seniors can avoid being an unwitting victim. She will cover the latest scams that have popped up during the COVID-19 crisis and how to protect yourself from the scammers ultimate goal, identity theft. The SHINE-SMP program is funded by the federal government through the Department of Elder Affairs in the State of Florida and offers free, unbiased Medicare counseling.