Contact: Roneeka Pleasant-Brown
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 09, 2019
Macomb County Health Department phone numbers falsely being used in attempts to collect sensitive information
Over the past week, the Macomb County Health Department has received hundreds of calls from all over the state of Michigan and outside of the state, inquiring about calls that were made using the Health Department's name and phone numbers. However, the calls were not made by any of its staff.
Individuals are falsely displaying the Health Department's information on consumers' caller IDs and attempting to obtain Medicare insurance information or other sensitive information from the public.
To protect the safety of anyone who may receive one of these spoof calls, the Health Department would like to remind the public:
- Do not provide any personal or financial information over the phone in these situations.
- Use caution if you are being pressured by a caller for information immediately.
- If you get an inquiry from someone who says they represent a company or a government agency, verify the authenticity of the caller by confirming their phone number in the phone book or on the company or agency's website.
The Health Department is working closely with the county's IT department to resolve the issue and have been assured that no data breach has occurred.
If you have any questions or concerns, please visit the MCHD website health.macombgov.org or call (586) 469-5235.
43525 Elizabeth Road, Mount Clemens, MI, 48043
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