State Police warn of phone scam

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet post are warning residents of a new phone scam in the area.

Authorities say the caller claims to be sending new Medicare cards, but they need to know the individual’s checking account number to complete the transaction. According to the police, the caller knows the name of their potential victim and possibly their banking information.

If you do receive a call like this you should hang up immediately and call your local police department. If you have any questions you can call the Calumet post at 337-5145.