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Fighting scams: Midvale woman sounds warning after phone pitch for 'medical card'

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  • ProudUtahn St. George, Utah
    Sept. 14, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    Meadow Lark Mark
    "I received an e-mail (allegedly) from the bank where I bank that was asking me to verify all of my personal information including my social security number. I didn't fill it out and I did just delete the e-mail"

    I copy the e-mail and take it into my local branch manager and ask why they need this information. Most of the time the manager is greatfull for the heads up and gives the bank some information to notify other customers and be on the alert. A few years ago in another state the a bank with law enforcement was able to take the e-mail and glean enough info to bust the scam.
    It was that article that started me taking a copy to the bank.

  • Meadow Lark Mark IDAHO FALLS, ID
    Sept. 14, 2012 8:58 a.m.

    Generally national health coverage beyond what we already have is not the answer. But on these scams, I received an e-mail (allegedly) from the bank where I bank that was asking me to verify all of my personal information including my social security number. I didn't fill it out and I did just delete the e-mail but this article is correct. We have to be ever so careful on what information we release and to who we release the information to.

  • whistle219 princeton, IN
    Sept. 14, 2012 7:29 a.m.

    No and No, you are just trading one scam for another

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Sept. 13, 2012 10:27 p.m.

    Wouldn't it be great if we all knew these types of things were scams because we had national health care coverage, and anything claiming to be better was a rip off?