(Cross Plains, Ind.) - There’s a phone scam circulating in the area.
Ripley County Sheriff Tom Grills says folks in Cross Plains have reported a phone call claiming to be for Medicare.
“The phone call solicitation comes from a foreign sounding male, informing the call recipient that Medicare recipients are receiving their new, up-to-date, cards. The caller states he needs to verify the Medicare recipient's personal information, along with their current banking information,” Grills said.
The call is not from Medicare, but a person trying to gather important, personal information for their own benefit, Grills said.
Sheriff Grills reminds resident to never give out personal information on the phone if you cannot confirm identity of the person on the other end of the call. Citizens should inform their family, friends, and loved ones so they do not potentially become a victim.
Anybody who needs help or advice regarding phone scams can contact the Ripley County Sheriff's Office at (812) 689-5558 during business hours, or Ripley County Communications after hours at (812) 689-5555. Also email the sheriff at firstname.lastname@example.org.