The Oklahoma State Department of Health has warned Bryan County and area residents of a possible scam after a man reportedly impersonated department staff in an attempt to gain access to personal information.

The agency detailed the incident in an emailed release sent Thursday afternoon, but it was unclear when the incident occurred.

“Law enforcement authorities have been alerted to a man posing as an employee of the OSDH Acute Disease Service contacting a Bryan County resident at his home,” the release read. “The imposter claimed he was there to collect a specimen for influenza testing and requested that the man provide a signature on a form that had personal identifying information.”

A call placed to the OSDH was not immediately returned Thursday.

The department said its staff does not conduct random in-home visits for flu surveillance. Anyone who encounters a person claiming to represent the OSDH and requesting personal information or a signature, is asked to call the agency’s Acute Disease Service office at 405-271-4060 or the local county health department.