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Sheriff: Don't give out your personal information
Monday, August 1, 2011

NEWBERRY, SC - Some scammers are trying to take advantage of you by capitalizing on the debt debate.

The Newberry County Sheriff's Office said these individuals are after your Social Security and Medicare information.

Deputies said a caller will tell you because of the default of the government, Social Security and Medicare are changing to protect you. They'll ask for your information so they can verify your benefits and insure you'll get your check, according to deputies.

Sheriff Lee Foster wanted to let people know that Medicare and Social Security have not changed. He is asking the public to never give out that kind of personal information over the phone, except to a trusted health care provider. He said people have a better chance of being scammed right now than they do of losing their benefits.

Source: http://newberry.wistv.com/news/crime/sheriff-dont-give-out-your-personal-information/49097

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