One Grand Valley woman almost falls victim to a Medicare scam, and now she’s sharing her story so the same thing doesn’t happen to you.

A Grand Junction, Colo., woman who lives alone was moments away from falling victim to medical identity theft.

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, said, “He was with Medicare and he needed to update my information.”

She received a phone call insisting she give out her personal information.

“He started trying to catch me up, he had my phone number, he tried to tell me my email address which was incorrect, by a small measure, but it was incorrect.”

And it wasn’t until the caller began getting personal that she realized she was about to be scammed.

Immediately she hung up the phone, something millions don’t do when they receive a phone call like this. According to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, 2.3 million Americans were victims of medical identity theft in 2014.

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By Camila Barco, CBS KREX Channel 5, January 9, 2018