Scam Alert: Callers Offer Free Medical Testing for Social Security Numbers
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 02, 2014 @ 7:09PM
Created on April 02, 2014 @ 6:24PM
The Attorney General's office is warning people of a new scam.
This time people are calling and offering free diabetes testing or other medical supplies, but first, they ask for your address and Social Security number. Once you give out that information, there's no way to get back in touch with the person who called. The scam seems to be targeted toward the elderly people in our state. The Attorney General says the callers are after Medicare or Social Security numbers. They can then use that stolen information to get health care. Local law enforcement recommends you always go to people you trust.
"A lot of times people get phone calls about scams. If you don't know the person calling, don't buy it; hang up, go to your local pharmacy, go to your local drug store. Go somewhere that you know the people," said Deputy Chief Michael Kochka of the Grafton Police Department.
Remember to never give out personal information to anyone you don't know, and if you suspect a scam, call the Consumer Protection Division at 800-799-4638.
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