OSF HealthCare announced Friday it has been made aware of potential phone scam activity making use of its caller ID.
The healthcare provider has received information from several of the hospitals in its ministry in which patients or caregivers have received calls from what appears to be an OSF HealthCare caller ID. The callers have asked for bank account and personal information.
OSF HealthCare wants the public to be aware these calls are taking place.
Anyone who has received such a call, particularly those who have had no interaction with a department at an OSF HealthCare facility, are encouraged to hang up. Those concerned the call may be legitimate, call the OSF location back using the main switchboard number at that facility. Then ask the operator to be connected to a specific department.
They encourage everyone not to call the number provided during the original call, as well as to report the potential scam call to their local police department.
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