Health Department Warning – Telephone Scam

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Julie Clark,PIO

618-288-1123                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cell:  815-383-6236                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

jclark@fiphd.org

www.fiphd.org

THE FORD-IROQUOIS PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS ALERTING RESIDENTS OF A TELEPHONE SCAM INVOLVING RESIDENTS WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY ENROLLED IN THE ILLINOIS CARES RX PROGRAM. OR OTHER HEALTH RELATED SERVICES.  SEVERAL CLIENTS OF THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAVE RECEIVED CALLS FROM   INDIVIDUALS STATING THAT THEY WILL ASSIST THEM IN SECURING NEEDED SERVICES.   THE CALLER ASKS FOR THE PERSON’S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND OTHER IDENTIFYING INFORMATION. 

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THESE  ARE  SCAMS AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU PROVIDE SOMEONE WITH YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OVER THE TELEPHONE. 

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