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Davis Medical Center warns residents about phone scam using “Caller ID Spoofing”

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.  The representative asked the caller about a “debt forgiveness program for their personal credit card,” 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.

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