Welcome neighbors! If this is your first visit please click the Registration link to the the right and complete the information requested. If you are a neighbor, your membership will be approved and you will be emailed logon information. All neighbor information is private, password protected and will not be shared outside of our community. This website is for the use of the Walkers Woods residents. Here you will find information about upcoming events and meetings, important notices, meeting minutes and other documents, and general information about the area. Please feel free to contact us with any other items you would like to see on this site.Walkers Woods is a neighborhood located in the Carolina Forest Area of Horry County South Carolina. The neighborhood has approximately 296 2 and 3 bedroom homes with one and two car garages. Walkers Woods also has a Amenity Center, Playground, Basketball Court, Volleyball Court, and Swimming Pool with Kiddie Pool. Walker's Woods is also a Covenant's Community with rules and regulations.
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Medicare ID scam targets seniors receiving new cards
Millions of people 65 or older will soon get new Medicare cards to prevent identity theft, but fraudsters are exploiting the nationwide rollout to try and fleece seniors into revealing personal information, according to reports.
Social Security numbers aren’t being printed on the new cards. Instead, they will contain 11-digit personal identifiers with numbers and letters. As of this month, the new cards are being sent to the nation’s 58 million Medicare recipients.
But now con artists are cold calling seniors around the U.S. about the new cards, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud reported. They’re trying to steal seniors’ Social Security numbers, bank account numbers and credit card information.
"They're sneaky. Very sneaky," Virginia Baize, of Muncie, Ind., told WTHR-TV last week.
As she and her husband wait to get their new Medicare cards they have noticed an increase in phone solicitations from scammers posing as telemarketers, the station reported.
They told the station about one guy who called recently, saying he was from a Medicare senior group.
"He kept saying to me, kept repeating, ‘I need your red and blue card number. I need that number off your red and blue card,'" Virginia said. "He said the change is coming in spring for new cards and you need to use this now."
The caller never got their personal information. He got angry and threatened to revoke their health insurance, the station reported.
"I told him ‘You can't do that,' and I hung up on him. I really think people are trying to take advantage of us," Virginia said.
Indiana’s Senior Medicare Patrol program director Nancy Moore told WTHR that the phishing scams targeting seniors are now on the rise because scammers sense they are running out of time. They are desperately trying to convince seniors to divulge their Social Security numbers before those numbers disappear completely from Medicare cards.
"It's happening nationwide and it's happening in Indiana," Moore told the station. "People need to know Medicare won't call you. They only operate via U.S. mail, but the scammers are very persistent. If they call you, just hang up. Don't give out any personal information. They're just really after your Social Security number."
The Southwest Times in Pulaski, Va., reported that Medicare clients of New River Valley Agency on Aging have been contacted by scammers pretending to represent Medicare. They want to confirm the clients' Medicare card number so the new card can be mailed to them.
The nonprofit’s Elizabeth Wray told the paper that Medicare doesn’t call a client requesting such information.
Scammers have also been calling Medicare recipients to demand payment of a fee for the new card, according to the Maui News in Hawaii.
The AARP says no such fee exists.
“The new Medicare cards are a step forward for fraud prevention, but con artists are working overtime on new ways to scam seniors,” AARP Hawaii state director Barbara Kim Stanton told the paper.
HORRY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
RS Scam Alert - Scammers are calling citizens in Horry County claiming to be representatives from the IRS demanding money.
Please be aware, this is a Scam. The IRS does not call people.
If anyone ever has a question or doubt about a call they receive please call our office at 843-915-5450. The Horry County Sheriff's Office is always here for you.
EXERCISE CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE SUMMER AND IS BEING REPLACED BY WALKING . ALSO CONSIDER USING THE POOL FOR YOUR EXERCISE ALSO.
EVENTS COMMITTEE MEETING
THE NEXT EVENTS COMMITTEE MEETING WILL BE HELD July 2nd 2018 7pm AT THE AMENITY CENTER . THE EVENTS COMMITTEE MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH. IF YOU HAVE IDEAS OR SUGGESTIONS WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.
GO GETTERS LUNCH
This months Go-Getters Lunch will be held next Friday . We are going to Carolina Ale House on
l7 bypass where Planet Hollywood used to be. Meet at Amenity Center at 12:00.
BINGO WILL BE HELD ON 28th June AT THE AMENITY CENTER STARTING AT 7:00PM . ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE CARDS ARE $1.00 DOLLAR EACH . This will be the last Bingo night till Fall .
All residents should make their property as fire safe as possible. We encourage the removal of pine straw from properties and also wax myrtle and pampas grass as all these are highly flammable. All residents should be aware of No Burn Times and be cautious if you use a fire pit. Lets all work together to make Walkers Woods a great and fire safe community.
ANY HOMEOWNER WISHING TO JOIN THE FIREWISE COMMITTEE YOUR HELP IS NEEDED PLEASE CONTACT WACCAMAW MGT PHONE 843 903 9551 HELP KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE FROM
HORRY COUNTY POLICE
EVACUATION ZONES FOR HORRY COUNTY
More information can be found on the Horry County Website we encourage all residents to go and check this site out. With the possibility of this new storm hitting our area please make plans .
Annual Preparedness Activities
- Know Your Zone! Identify your vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind.
- Develop and maintain a Family Disaster Plan.Discuss your plan with your family and update your plan annually.
- Review your insurance policies. Make sure your policy includes wind and hail and consider flood insurance. Homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage and usually takes 30 days to take effect. Check out www.floodsmart.gov for more information on your flood risk.
- Have a plan for your pets. Pets are not permitted in American Red Cross shelters, so plan early how you will care for your pet in an emergency.
- Prepare an Emergency Supply Kit, make sure to stock or restock non-perishable food items and replace batteries. Be prepared to be on your own for up to two weeks after a hurricane.
- Take pictures or videotape the inside and outside of your home to include your personal belongings. Update you inventory as your acquire more items.
- Put copies of important documents in a safe place, preferably a waterproof container. Important documents can include passports, birth certificates, insurance policies or anything else that might be needed immediately or cannot be easily replaced.
- If you have prescriptions drugs make sure to document the RX number, name, address and phone number of the pharmacy where you fill your prescriptions and the administering doctor’s name and phone number.
Actions You Should Take During The Threat Of A Hurricane
- A NOAA weather radio is an excellent source for real-time weather information and warnings.
- Listen to the radio or television for hurricane updates and public safety information
- Review your Family Disaster Plan.
- Go through your Emergency Supply Kit; check the dates on your water, food items and batteries.
- Familiarize yourself with your evacuation route and decide early when you will leave and where you will go.
- Keep the fuel tank as full as possible. In an evacuation, gas may not be readily available.
- Have enough cash for a few days because ATM’s may not work during power outages and stores might not be able to take debit and credit cards. Be sure to have plenty of small bills, as it may be difficult to get change.
- Fill prescriptions that might be needed and stock up on any necessary medical supplies.
5 Mitigation Tips for your Home
- Protect Doors and Windows.
- Mark sure shutters are approved for large missile impact.
- Gable end vents should be shuttered to keep water out.
- Garages should be shuttered or braced.
- Secure Roof Shingles
- Look for missing, broken, cracked or loose roofing material. (stay on the ground and use binoculars)
- Seal Openings, Cracks and Holes
- Fill holes with caulk where wires, cables and pipes enter the house
- Strengthen Soffits – need to be fastened with stainless steel screws
- Keep trees and shrubs trimmed
- Limit yard objects
- Test your generator proper operation. Have extra gas or diesel to maintain your generator during and after the hurricane.
Review the plan for your pets. Call your veterinarian or boarding facility to reserve a place for your pet. Pets are not permitted in American Red Cross shelters. Or click here for a list of pet friendly hotels.
Important Phone Numbers
- Horry County EMD
- (843) 915-5150
- American Red Cross (shelters)
- (843) 477-0020
- (888) 877-9151
Traffic & Road Conditions
Only activated when needed & Spanish interpreters available.
- Re-entry Information
- (866) 246-0133
This phone line is manned in Columbia and provides information on evacuation, shelters, damage assessments and re-entry. The number is activated once an evacuation is ordered.