Medicare telephone scam reported by Marshall Police Department

| August 29, 2017
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MARSHALL, Mo.- The Marshall Police Department has been receiving complaints of a new telephone scam that aims to steal social security and Medicare information.

According to the report, the calling person usually has a foreign accent and will tell you they work for a back brace company, however they will not disclose the name of the company. The caller continues their pitch by giving you information to include the first and last digits of your social security number.

The caller then tells you that Medicare will cover the cost of a new neck brace but you will have to provide them with full social security number and also your Medicare card number to place the order. This is a SCAM.

The phone scam is an attempt to obtain your personal information along with your Medicare information. The caller ID on your phone will usually show the numbers 001, as stated in the report.

Should you receive any calls like this and have concerns please contact the Marshall Police Department at 660-886-7411 or at marshallpoliceinfo.com.

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