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Medicaid phone scam targeting the elderly in the Tri-States

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MARION COUNTY, Mo. (WGEM) -

Another phone scam targeting the elderly is making its way to the Tri-States, this one involving phony Medicaid representatives.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office says they've had several complaints recently of someone calling and asking for financial information for Medicaid.

If first denied, the scammer threatens to take away Medicaid benefits.

One woman in Marion County was pressured into giving up her information, but after contacting police, she was able to close her account.

Authorities warn do not give any information over the phone.

The scammers are from overseas and leave bogus phone numbers.

Report any scams to your local authorities.

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