The Takoma Park Police Department has issued a community advisory warning residents about a Medicaid scam.
In this case, a caller cloned a phone number that showed the call purportedly coming from the police and pretended to be a Medicaid employee.
The caller asked for the resident’s Social Security number, which a legitimate business would never do, the department said.
“Government agencies will not call or text asking for money on gift cards or wire transfers, nor do they call to find out your personal information,” the advisory reads.
The department would like anyone who receives such a call to report it to the police at 301.270.1100.
— Takoma Park Police (@TakomaParkPD) June 6, 2021