The Department of Health and Community Services is warning the public of fraudulent calls related to the provincial Medical Care Plan (MCP) requesting personal information from residents.
Several incidents have occurred where the caller claims to work with MCP and asks individuals to confirm their personal information such as MCP number, social insurance number and mailing address.
Staff with MCP would not contact individuals by telephone to confirm such personal information. Instead, a letter would be issued from MCP to the mailing address on file with further instructions for the individual.
The matter has been reported to the Grand Falls-Windsor detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
Anyone who receives a suspicious call should immediately report it to the RCMP by calling 709-489-2121.
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