Ripley Co. officials warn residents of scam

RIPLEY COUNTY, IN (FOX19) - The Ripley County Sheriff's Office has been notified by several residents of the county about a scam currently making the rounds in Ripley County.

A man calls to inform Medicare recipients that to receive their new, up-to-date card, the caller needs to verify the Medicare recipient's personal information along with their current banking information.

The call is not from Medicare, but instead a person trying to gather important, personal information for their own benefit.

The Sheriff's Office reminds residents to not give any caller their personal and/or banking information. If anyone does call asking for this information, hang up immediately.

You can also contact your phone provider and request the calling number blocked for your safety and security if you have Caller ID.

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