Elkins, W.Va. – Davis Health System is warning residents about a phone scam that uses “caller ID spoofing.”
“We are aware of several recent incidents where local residents have received a call that appears to be coming from Davis Medical Center or Central WV MedCorp. The representative asked the caller about “banking information and for a social security number,” said Tracy Fath, VP of Marketing and Development.
If someone receives a suspicious call they should not provide any financial or personal information. Instead, they should hang up. Persons can call a Davis Medical Center Patient Financial Advocate at 304.637.3125 to find out if the medical center is trying to get in touch with them.
Caller ID spoofing is a manipulation of the caller ID feature that allows a scammer to disguise their true identity.
If someone receives one of these calls, they can report it to Davis Medical Center’s Patient Representative at 304.637.3773.