ST. JOHN'S COUNTY, Fla. -- A woman received two consecutive phone calls asking for personal information and Medicare, according to a St. Johns County Sheriff's Office police report.
SJSO police arrived at her residence where she explained that a man with a foreign accent called from a blocked number and told her he worked for the government.
The man said that everyone in the country was getting a new Medicare card and that he needed to get her account and social security numbers.
The man insisted that he already had the information but needed her to say it to verify whom he was speaking with and make sure her Social Security and Medicare were going into the right account. She refused to give up the information and finally hung up.
The same man called back, proceeded to make the same claims more aggressively and stated that if she did not cooperate he was going to cancel her accounts. After further refusal to give her information, he began cursing at her.
The SJCO press release said that man would not give up his name or phone number.
The unidentified man knew her bank's name and routing number, but could not provide her with her account number.
She contacted the bank and the police to document what had happened.
Anyone who receives similar phone calls contact the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office at 904-824-8304.