Cattaraugus County Sheriff Alerts Public to Phone Scam
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to a phone scam that is generating in the Cattaraugus County Area. Residents are receiving phone calls from Medical Alert System informing the elderly they have won a free alert system. Residents are being asked for personal information to include personal identification, debit and credit card information, social security numbers, address information and more.
Unique to this scam it is a repeat scam that tends to call 4 or 5 times over, unlike most where you usually receive one call and it stops. Residents are reminded to never give out any personal information over the telephone. Individuals receiving these calls should contact their local law enforcement agency.