A number of individuals are getting calls from the Jackson County Health Department asking individuals about their Medicare claims. Callers seem to be targeting residents in Macomb County but may occur elsewhere. We want to make sure that everyone is aware of this issue so they can avoid any future problems. Please understand that this is someone or an agency impersonating the Jackson County Health Department.
We believe this is a scam targeting the elderly to obtain sensitive information. Due to privacy reasons, the Health Department would NOT call and leave a message asking for health insurance information.
If you receive one of these calls and are unsure, please try to ask the caller to identify themselves and ask as much information as possible—ask for a name and number, and report it to the police by calling 911. Also, please do not provide any personal information such as your social security number to anyone over the telephone.
You can also call the main number at the Jackson County Health Department if you are unsure who that is on the other end of the line: 517-788-4420.
Download the Phone Scam Press Release here.