Medicare scammers hit Cannon Co.

The Cannon County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents to be on the lookout for scammers asking for Medicare information.

“They (federal officials) aren’t going to ask you to validate your information,” said Investigator Anthony Young. “We have received a few phone calls from citizens who have been called by individuals with a foreign accent, seeking Social Security numbers and other similar information.”

Citizens receiving such a call should hang up and report the incident to authorities.