(Neb.)-Medical Scam Targeting Area Residents
(Chadron)-A Chadron man recently notified law enforcement in Dawes County of a possible scam, which was confirmed to be just that. A phone call to the man indicated he had received a free medical alert device at absolutely no cost to him.
The man kept asking questions about the device and who had paid for it. He was told it was being funded by another individual, but the person on the other end of the line would not provide any information as to who had provided the funding. Eventually, the call was ended by the man. He told the caller he was not interested and hung up.
He was told by law enforcement that the call was indeed a scam, known as phishing. The caller will offer something for free, but ask for personal information to complete the transaction. At NO time should a caller give ANY personal information to someone offering something such as this when the person receiving the call did not request the product or any information. Should anyone have any concerns on calls such as this, they are advised to gather as much information as possible, and contact law enforcement.
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