Medicaid Scam Alert!

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) issued this news release late yesterday warning Texans with Medicaid coverage to be aware of a recently reported scam involving a caller asking a Medicaid recipient to provide a bank account number in an attempt to sell the recipient a replacement card for $50.

This scam preys on Medicaid recipients exploiting the fact that the State recently replaced paper Medicaid cards with plastic cards that were mailed to recipients’ homes. HHSC reminds people who have lost cards that they can call the State for a free replacement and never to give out personal information over the phone.

The State is advising Medicaid clients who receive similar calls to make note of the number the call came from and to report it immediately to the state at (800) 436-6184.

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