State warns of scammers targeting Medicaid recipients

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CARSON CITY, NV (KOLO)-- Scammers are targeting Nevada Medicaid recipients, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday.

It received reports of unsolicited calls to recipients from people falsely posing as Medicaid representatives. The state encourages all Nevadans to protect their personal and financial information and said Medicaid does not offer discounts or deals to people and that a person’s status as a Medicaid recipient is confidential.

If people receive calls and they are uncertain it is valid, hang up and call the agency directly to find out if the agency is trying to reach you. Scams also can be reported to the Federal Trade Commission.

More information: Division of Health Care Financing and Policy District Offices in Las Vegas at 702-668-4200, or in Reno at 775-687-1900.

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