Sacto 9-1-1
May 20, 2008
Warning: Callers seek check account numbers

Reader Bob Slakey of Greenhaven warns of possible scam artists representing "MedExtras Medical Offices."

A man claiming to represent that company called Slakey on Monday, saying he needed a new medical card costing $347.50. The caller said Slakey could send a check, but first needed to read off the account numbers at the bottom of the check.

Slakey asked to speak to the man's supervisor, who said the company is based in New York, but gave the wrong ZIP code for the area. Slakey didn't provide the account numbers or send any money.

Here are tips from the Better Business Bureau on how to prevent identification theft and warnings about recent scams.

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