SCAM TARGETS RETIREES
September 26th, 2013
Another phone scam targeting retirees has been reported to the Sheriff’s Office. According to Sheriff Tim Donnellon, several people have reported receiving a call from a phone solicitor. The retiree was told a new Medicare card was going to be sent to them. The caller said they already had the retirees address, but needed bank information where social security checks are sent. ”We want to remind people never to give out personal information over the phone,” said Sheriff Donnellon. “Reputable companies will not call and ask for information such as social security numbers, bank information or any other personal information. If you receive this type of call, simply hang up the phone.” Sheriff Donnellon went on to say if anyone receives this type of call, they can contact the Social Security Office Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271, Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.