The office of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood reports that citizens have called the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi and the American Diabetes Association to report that they are receiving unsolicited requests from individuals claiming to be employees with those organizations.
The callers are requesting personal information, such as Social Security numbers, dates of birth and credit card information.
The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi and the American Diabetes Foundation forwarded the complaints to Hood.
Hood says legitimate organizations like the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi and the American Diabetes Foundation will not initiate a phone call or send an email asking you to provide, update or confirm sensitive information. Before responding to any request for personal information, consumers should contact the institutions directly to ensure the request is valid.
Anyone who suspects they have been a victim of this scam or any other, may contact the Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney Generals Office at 1-800-281-4418, or by visiting the link provided below.