DHHS warns of phone scam

Salt Lake City—DHHS has become aware of several phone scams targeting Utah’s elderly population. Often, the caller impersonates an employee of the Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). 

The caller then tries to collect personal information from individuals, such as Social Security Number, Medicare number, age, and full name. They may try to sell products or services. DHHS employees will never call to promote services or products for sale.

If such calls are received, we advise Utahns to hang up immediately. 

The caller is not from DHHS. They are trying to steal personal information.

Utah DHHS does conduct some official business over the phone, including official surveys, but our callers do not ask for Social Security Numbers. 

The Federal Trade Commission has resources to help you identify scam phone calls. La información también está disponible en español