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OCSO Issues Advisory

Stacie Bartro
February 27, 2020 - 9:46 am
Man Posing as a Medicare Specialist in Oconee County

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Someone is posing as a Medicare Consultant in Oconee County.... .

An advisory has been issued by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office... be on the look out for a clean cut, well dressed man posing as a Medicare Specialist. 

If he should knock on your door, DO NOT give him any information. 

Around 1pm Wednesday, the suspect knocked on the door of a home in the High Falls Park and Stamp Creek Landing area. 

A general location has been given for the privacy of the victim.

The suspect introduced himself to the homeowner stating he was a Medicare Specialist and had gotten their information from a list he paid for, for those who are on Medicare.  

Then asked the resident to verify their social security number. 

The resident REFUSED and the suspect left agitated.

As of right now the Sheriff's Office does not have a firm description of the suspect other than professional looking, and well-dressed, nor do they have a description of the vehicle used. 

Master Deputy Jimmy Watt says if ANY RESIDENT has suspicions about someone coming to their home, do not allow them inside and call the Sheriff's Office at 864-638-4111 or 9-1-1 immediately.

Official News Release from the OCSO below:

(Seneca, SC)---The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an advisory today regarding a phone call the Public Information Office received from a citizen regarding an individual coming to the residence and requesting personal identifying information.

The resident lives in an area near High Falls Park and Stamp Creek Landing. 

The resident said that around 1pm today, an individual came to the residence stating that he was a Medicare Specialist and had gotten the citizen’s information from a list he paid for from those who are on Medicare.

The visitor had the residents name and asked the citizen to verify his Social Security number, which the citizen refused to do, upon which the visitor left the residence agitated.

The Sheriff’s Office does not have a firm description on the visitor other than being clean cut and well-dressed.  Deputies also do not a vehicle description at this time.

“We ask our citizens that if someone comes to your residence, do not allow them into your residence without proper identification and do not provide any type of personal identifying information or financial information,” says Master Deputy Jimmy Watt, Public Information Officer with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. 

“If you do have suspicions about someone who comes unannounced to your residence, do not allow them entry and contact the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office at 864-638-4111 immediately or the law enforcement agency in your jurisdiction to request that an officer respond to your location.”

 

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