We’ve received word of a telephone scam targeting people in the WKVI listening area. Several local residents are receiving telephone calls from a number that says “not in use” on the caller ID. The number is (786) 358-6691 and is from Jamaica. The callers are asking for Medicare numbers and information. NEVER give this information or your Social Security, bank account or other sensitive data out over the telephone. If you receive such a telephone call, contact the authorities.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.