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Consumer Alert- Attorney General Long Cautions Consumers about Healthcare Scam

Consumer Alert- Attorney General Long Cautions Consumers about Healthcare Scam

PIERRES.D. – Attorney General Larry Long is warning South Dakota citizens to be cautious of recent attempts by scam artists to obtain personal identifying information. The callers pose as employees of health care facilities or insurance providers and are asking for verification of deceased patients’ social security numbers.

“It is very possible that these callers are obtaining information from recently published obituaries,” said Long. “South Dakota citizens and employees need to proceed with caution when determining who has the right to patient information.”

If you have questions regarding this scam or need any additional information, please contact the Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-300-1986 or consumerhelp@state.sd.us.

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