West Ala. hospital warns patients about phishing scam | News
NORTHPORT, AL (WBRC)- One West Alabama hospital is warning former patients about a scheme to trick them out of personal information.
A former patient at Northport Medical Center says they were nearly a victim in this phishing scam. Someone called this person claiming to represent the hospital. The caller asked for personal information that the hospital would already know.
A hospital representative tells FOX6 News how patients can keep their information safe.
"[The hospital] will have your date of birth. They will have the last 4 digits of your Social Security number for identification purposes, so there's no need in the world from anybody from here to be asking you about that vecause they should already have that in front of them," hospital spokesperson Brad Fisher said.
If you have any doubt whether the call is legitimate, call the hospital directly and ask to speak with someone in the billing department.
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