If someone approaches you offering a free DNA test that would reveal your propensity for cancer, call 911.
Police departments in the area are receiving reports of people are dressing up as medical professionals or representatives of the Social Security Administration and knocking on doors offering free cancer screening. They are requesting driver’s license information, telephone numbers, social security numbers, Medicare numbers, and email addresses.
During June 7 and 8 subjects were in the area of Walton Court posing as representatives of the Social Security Administration. The subjects were asking to swab unsuspecting victims to obtain DNA for cancer screening. One suspect is described as a white male approximately 25-35 years of age wearing eyeglasses. The second suspect has been described as a white male approximately 40-45 years of age also wearing eyeglasses.
Similar incidents have occurred in Covington and it is believed these subjects are attempting to obtain the information to commit Medicare fraud.
Please be cautious about giving out your personal information. Medicare recipients are also encouraged to report concerns about suspicious activity involving their account to its toll-free number, 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227).