Pima County Sheriff's deputies warn public of health scam

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Pima County Sheriff's deputies warn public of health scam

By Sasha Loftis. CREATED Oct 24, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV)- Pima County Sheriff's Fraud Unit detectives want to warn the public about a new healthcare scam.

People who claim to be representatives with Medicare or the Affordable Care Act are asking for private information over the phone, Pima County Sheriffs tell KGUN 9.

In a recent case, a person was asked for a social security and bank account numbers by someone claiming to be a Medicare employee.

Deputies want to remind everyone to always ask the identity of anyone asking for your personal information over the phone. Never give anything personal away over email.

This includes birth dates, social security numbers, maiden names, addresses, and bank account numbers.

In addition, write down the phone number the person is calling from, the time and date of the call, and the apparent company affiliation.

If you have any information on this investigation or you want to report a scam, please call 911 or 88-CRIME.