The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is warning Nevadans about a phone scam targeting Medicaid recipients.

They said they've received reports of unsolicited calls from individuals posing as representatives of Medicaid and presenting false information to residents.

DHHS wants to remind residents that Medicaid will not offer monetary discounts or "deals" to recipients. They said an individual's status as a recipient of Medicaid is confidential.

They said residents should hang up and contact the agency directly to find out if they were attempting to reach you. 

Scams can be reported to the Federal Trade Commission at

For more information, contact the DHHS in Las Vegas at (702) 668-4200 or in Reno at (775) 687-1900.