New scam hitting the phone lines -- Here's the phone number you need to beware of:

PA Dept of Human Services

If you receive a call from 1-866-550-4355, it will appear on the caller ID as a call from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

In this case, looks can be deceiving.

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is alerting people to a new scam hitting the phonelines.

They say many people are receiving automated calls about signing up for insurance from what appears to be a service center, when it's really just a ploy from an unknown person/group to get your personal information.

The department is urging anyone who receives this call to just hang up and remember that they will never ask for your personal information (like a social security number) through an automated system.

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