ATLANTA — There are new scams targeting seniors that are sweeping the country, and it's costing Medicare a fortune.

If a family member has had cancer and you're offered a free DNA test, watch out! They will ask for your Medicare number and you may never get the results.  It's a racket to rip off Medicare, using Medicare numbers for a variety of fraudulent claims. 

AARP says these con artists are even visiting senior centers.

Also keep a close eye out for counterfeit drugs sold on the internet and anti-aging products that may not work.

For more information on how to protect yourself from Medicare scams, click here.