Be wary of Medicare phone scam

A possible Medicare scam attempt on Wednesday has Medford police cautioning senior citizens to not give out personal information over the phone.

A Jackson County resident received a call from a person claiming to be a Medicare representative Wednesday, police said. The person wanted some personal bank account information from the senior.

"With the recent changes to Medicare and the December deadline to choose a plan, seniors should be cautious and not give out any personal information over the phone," a news release said. "If it is a legitimate call, the employee might need to ask you some security questions to confirm your identity, but these should be with pre-approved answers to questions you are familiar with."

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