Phone scam resurfaces in Northland

An alert News Tribune reader contacted us Friday to let us know, so we could let you know, about yet another apparent phone scam targeting Northland residents.

Our reader said someone called and said she was going to be sent a new Medicare card. The caller asked to verify her name and address, and then started asking about her bank and financial account information.

That prompted our reader to hang up — and you should, too, if you get a similar call from someone looking for personal information. And there have been similar calls — we reported on a nearly identical apparent scam last March.