CPD alerted of new phone scam

The Craig Police Department has learned of a new telephone scam targeting Medicare recipients.

Craig and Moffat County residents have received calls from people with Indian or Asian accents who asked for the residents by name and were able to confirm their addresses, according to a CPD news release.

The caller has informed residents that they will be receiving new Medicare cards.

But residents have been told they would receive their new card only after confirming their banking information with the caller.

No government program will contact citizens by phone and ask for personal identification, such as a bank account, social security number, or other personal identifying information, the release states.

Residents are advised to never give out personal information to an unknown caller.

The correct response is to simply hang up.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding the scam is encouraged to call the Craig Police Department at 824-2360.

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