Medical card scam targets seniors

KINGMAN - Attorney General Terry Goddard issued a warning Friday to consumers of a phone solicitation scam targeting Arizona seniors.

The Attorney General's Office learned that seniors are receiving calls from someone offering the phony identification cards.

The caller then offers a medical card supposedly being sent to all U.S. senior citizens that requires the person's name and bank account and Social Security numbers. Goddard warns they sometimes pressure the senior to provide this information.

To file a complaint in person, the Attorney General's Office has a satellite office in Kingman at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave., which is open from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays. You can also receive scam alerts and weekly messages from the attorney general if you sign up at www.azag.gov.