The Woodward Police Department wants to make everyone, especially the elderly, aware of a new phone scam in the area.

“Someone is calling around to several of our elderly citizens and telling them they are being issued new Medicaid cards through the health department,” said Woodward Police Det. Mike Morton. “We want to make everyone aware that the Woodward Health Department does not make calls of this nature.”

Morton reports that the callers are asking for Social Security numbers as well as bank account information.

“The callers are stating that they represent the health department,” said Morton. “We want everyone to know that this is not true. We want to make people aware to never give out any information over the phone like Social Security number or banking information.”

If you receive a phone call like this Morton says to hang up and call the Woodward Police Department immediately at 580-254-8518.

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