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Fraud alert follows health department data leak


May 6, 2021

The health information of thousands of state residents was mistakenly exposed earlier this year, according to announcement from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The department is now warning about fraudulent calls from people falsely claiming to represent the department.

“The callers falsely claim to represent us, say they are calling about the breach and then ask the individuals they’ve reached for insurance, Medicare, Medicaid or other financial information. In some instances, it seems they have been able to make it appear as if the calls are coming from state government phone...

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