Davis Medical Center warns residents about phone scam using “Caller ID Spoofing”
October 19, 2018
Elkins, WV – Davis Health System is warning residents about a phone scam that uses “caller ID spoofing.”
“We are aware of two recent incidents where a local resident has received a call that appears to be coming from Davis Medical Center with the caller offering to sign people up for a Davis Medical Center credit card,” said Tracy Fath, Vice President of Marketing and Development. “In both incidences the caller identified himself as “Mario”. He does not work here and we don’t solicit people for credit cards. We’re making the public aware so that they do not provide any personal information to these callers.”
Caller ID spoofing is a manipulation of the caller ID feature that allows a scammer to disguise their true identity. In this case the caller is disguising himself as a representative of Davis Medical Center.
“Davis Medical does not make phone calls regarding a patient’s personal credit card accounts,” Fath added.
If someone receives one of these calls, they should hang up and call Davis Medical Center’s Patient Representative at 304.637.3773 for assistance.
Davis Medical Center has reported this phone scam to the authorities.