New scam targets your medical information and records

Posted at 9:41 AM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 09:41:11-05

Police want to warn you about a new scam targeting your medical information.  Scammers will call to try get your medical history and records, then use that information to fill out fake prescriptions.  Once the prescriptions are filled, your insurance company is billed, and you could end up paying.

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office says people have gotten the call in Genesee County.  There's no word on where the scam calls are coming from, or where the scam itself originates, but police say it's likely taking place across a number of states.

Residents are being reminded not to provide personal or medical information over the phones, and to contact their local doctor or pharmacy if they think someone may have used their information.

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