Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office warns of Medicaid scam

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February 07 2021 06:00 pm

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WOWK) – The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office have issued a warning about a scam that is targeting Medicare and Medicaid patients in the area. Deputies say someone claiming to be named Shawn Michaels is saying he worked for a company by the name of MPR Medical. He called from phone number 1-877-647-7373.

According to deputies, he says Medicaid will pay for a Cancer Test and asks for a Medicaid number. The complainant told deputies they called Medicare to ask about this and they advised it is a scam.

Deputies remind people to not give out personal information over the phone unless you made the call to a verified number or have some other way verified the legitimacy of those to whom you are speaking.

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