Caller Tries To Scam Fayette County Residents
WEST UNION, Iowa -- Sheriff Marty Fisher is warning Fayette County and area residents not to give personal information out to someone claiming to represent Medicare.
A person reported a phone solicitor Thursday asking for confirmation of the resident's address, bank account numbers and bank routing numbers. The caller claimed they needed the information so a second Medicare card could be issued, according to Fisher.
The sheriff's office contacted Medicare, and officials confirmed they do not make the type of request demanded by the caller.
Sheriff Fisher advises anyone who receives such a call to withhold information, to contact their bank and to contact a law enforcement agency or the Iowa Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of the Inspector General, at (800) 447-8477.
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