Medicare scam

County residents have expressed concerns over another scam circulating our area. Residents are being contacted by phone by a female who is representing herself as a MEDICARE employee. She is asking residents if they have received their new “plastic” MEDICARE card yet. She is asking for the date that the individual signed up for MEDICARE and to have the resident verify their MEDICARE number.

The female caller has a slight foreign accent, which is hard to understand. MEDICARE has been contacted and they have verified that this is indeed a scam as they would never contact individuals in such a way.

So far, no one has fallen victim to this scam. Please do not give out any personal information over the phone. If you feel that you have been made a victim of a scam, please contact your local law enforcement at once.

I appreciate county residents contacting me when they have concerns over scam calls they are getting.

John Merchant26 Posts

John Merchant currently serves as Brown County (Kansas) Sheriff.

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