The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to a phone scam in the Cattaraugus County area. Residents are receiving phone calls from Medical Alert System informing the elderly they have won a free alert system. Residents are being asked for personal information including personal identification, debit and credit card information, social security numbers, address information and more.

The calls tend to happen four or five times, unlike most where you usually receive one call and it stops. Residents are reminded to never give out any personal information over the telephone. Anyone receiving these calls should contact their local law enforcement agency.