Ontario County deputies are warning of a couple of scams that they've heard about recently.@
One of the scams involved a West Bloomfield resident who says a man came to his house, saying that he was there to help the resident complete paperwork for Medicare.
Only problem is, according to Sheriff Phil Povero, Medicare doesn't do that sort of thing and the man was told by the resident he never asked for that kind of help...
"The Ontario County Office for the Aging clearly says that Medicare will never come to your home to help with anyone's paper work, Medicare also never will try to sell anyone insurance."
The man who claimed to be from Medicare left in a cream colored pickup truck..
Povero says the sheriff's department also recently heard from a shortsville resident who says he got a call from someone claiming to be a deputy sheriff. The caller thanked the hortsville man for his generous donations in the past and hoped he would donate again. Povero says deputies do not solicit money over the telephone and he believes this was an attempt to steal money, because the organization the caller claimed to represent does not exist.