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Please be aware that spam phone calls are being made to FoodShare and health care members. These phone calls are currently being made from a 414-937-5494 phone number and are telling members that they need to take action or their benefits will end.

If members receive a suspicious phone call from this phone number or another phone number, they should not provide any personal information and should hang up immediately.

Note: ForwardHealth Member Services and HMOs are currently calling some BadgerCare Plus members with a reminder to answer a question as part of their renewal. These calls are informational only. Members will not be asked to provide any personal information. If members receive a phone call and are unsure of who they are talking to, they should hang up and call ForwardHealth Member Services at 800-362-3002, their HMO, or their agency to confirm the call.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, advises consumers not to provide personal or financial information to people they do not know. Scam artists want their information to commit identity theft, charge existing credit cards, debit checking accounts, open new credit cards or checking or savings accounts, write fraudulent checks, or take out loans.

If members think they have received a fraudulent phone call, they can report it to the FTC.

If members think their identity has been stolen, they can report it to the Wisconsin Consumer Protection Bureau or the FTC.


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