Cattaraugus County Sheriffs Alerting Residents About Phone Scam

June 11, 2013 Updated Jun 11, 2013 at 3:04 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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Cattaraugus County Sheriffs Alerting Residents About Phone Scam

June 11, 2013 Updated Jun 11, 2013 at 3:04 PM EDT

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) - The Cattaraugus County Sheriffs Office is alerting the public about a phone scam generating in that area.

Sheriffs say residents are receiving phone calls from Medical Alert System, informing the elderly they've won a free alert system. Residents are being asked for personal information including debit and credit information, social security numbers, address information, and more.

Unique to this scam is it's a repeat scam tending to call four or five times.

Residents are being reminded to never give out any personal information over the telephone. Individuals receiving these calls should contact their local law enforcement.