Wyoming Medicaid warns of fake texts, bogus calls

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LARAMIE (WNE) — Following reports of fake text messages and bogus calls seeking money, Wyoming Medicaid is alerting residents about current Medicaid renewal scams that are targeting program clients.

Wyoming Medicaid is part of the Wyoming Department of Health.

“Some of our clients are receiving text messages claiming their Medicaid coverage was at risk for cancellation or they have actually already lost benefits,” said Lee Grossman, state Medicaid agent and Division of Healthcare Financing senior administrator in a news release. “When clients call the listed number, they are threatened and asked for $500 to continue their benefits.”

Wyoming Medicaid and the related Kid Care CHIP program never charge or ask for money from individuals to enroll or re-enroll. No one should share banking or credit card information with anyone that calls claiming to be from Wyoming Medicaid or the Wyoming Department of Health.