Scam caller claims debt relief, asks for credit card number

Scam caller claims debt relief, asks for credit card number

CALUMET — Police are warning residents about a phone scam in the Copper Country.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post say a Calumet resident received a phone call Thursday from a number listed as Aspirus Keweenaw. The caller allegedly told the resident that they had been selected to have their debt forgiven. After informing the resident about always paying on time and being in good standing with the credit company, the caller asked to speak with the person who paid the bills. The caller also requested a credit card number so they could forgive the debt and asked the resident to press a number to obtain incentive loans or make payments. The resident did not provide any information to the caller.

Aspirus Keweenaw told police that the caller was not affiliated with the hospital. Anyone with questions for Aspirus Keweenaw can contact their Media Relations representative Kelly Fosness at (906) 337-6516.

Police ask that anyone who receives a similar call report it to their local law enforcement. Residents are reminded that they should never give out any personal information over the phone.