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Kent Police are warning senior citizens to be aware of a man who recently phoned a 67-year-old Kent woman to offer her a free Medicaid card in exchange for personal information.

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2008 11:25am
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Police warn against Medicaid scammer

Kent Police are warning senior citizens to be aware of a man who recently phoned a 67-year-old Kent woman to offer her a free Medicaid card in exchange for personal information.

The Kent woman told police the man called April 4 and introduced himself as Robert Jackson calling from Medicaid in Washington, D.C., according to a Kent Police media release. The told her she would get a free Medicaid if she updated her records.

The man then asked the woman for her date of birth, social security number and bank account information. The woman did not provide the man with any information.

Kent Police recommend to residents to protect themselves from identity theft or fraud to not give out any personal information if you did not make the phone call or you do not know who is calling. Simply hang up the phone.

Open house slated at Kent history museum

The Kent Historical Museum Spring Open House has been scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 855 E. Smith St. Visitors can take a tour, imbibe some treats and enjoy springtime in the landscaped gardens around the museum. Parking is in the rear of the museum.

For more information, call 253-854-4330.

Volunteers needed for local blood drives

Puget Sound Blood Center is seeking volunteers to assist with blood drives and bone marrow registry drives throughout King County.

Volunteers must be available in the day or early evening twice a month, and must have reliable transportation.

For details, call 425-462-4381, e-mail meganp@psbc.org or visit www.psbc.org/volunteers.

Fashion show luncheon on tap

Soroptimist International of Kent will present its Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at Meridian Valley Country Club, 24830 136th Ave. S.E., Kent.

The show will feature fashions by Coldwater Creek. Proceeds from the event will benefit Kent’s Domestic Violence Task Force. Tickets cost $26, and advance registration is required.

For details or tickets, call 253-631-3372 or 253-630-4501, or e-mail either adriennerock@clearwire.net or cvloux@comcast.net.

Docents wanted

Kent Historical Society Museum is seeking volunteers to provide tours of the historic Bereiter House, 855 E. Smith St., Kent.

Volunteers must commit to serve one day per month. Training will be provided. The museum is open noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

For details, call 253-854-4330.

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