Scam AlertNov 1st, 2012 | By Jacob | Category: Crime, Front Page
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A reader emailed this writer and told him of a scam call he had received.
The reader related that he had received a call from 409-291-5191. The person calling him claimed to be seeking information to send a new Medicare card and demanded the name of his bank. He claimed he was only verifying the records for Medicare.
The reader noted that the caller could have easily have found the routing number for the bank through a Google search and then would have requested he give him the account number.
A search for the number on Google revealed that it is a Beaumont, Tex., phone number and it has been used in a number of scams, most notably using Medicare and Medicaid cards. Some of the people have commented on their posts that the person has a very heavy accent, perhaps an Indian accent.
Be alert and do not give any banking information or credit card numbers over the phone unless it is a call that you have made to pay for something or to order something. Beware if anyone calls you requesting such information.