July 11 – Decatur Memorial Hospital has issued a warning to the public about a potential phone scam using the hospital’s caller ID.
According to a statement from the hospital, patients have been receiving calls from what appears to be a DMH number and the callers have asked for bank account and personal information. While the calls appear to be from DMH, the hospital says they are from scammers “spoofing” a DMH number.
“DMH encourages 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,” the hospital said in a statement.
Anyone who has received such a call, particularly those who have had no interaction with a department at a DMH facility, is encouraged to hang up. Those concerned the call may be legitimate, should call DMH back using the main switchboard number (217-876-8121) and ask the operator to be connected to a specific department.