Be on the look out – the Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center has advised that there’s a possible scam happening in the community.
According to a release, “Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center received notification from community members they had been contacted by a would-be scammer offering a lower interest rate from a 703-670 prefix with caller ID displaying ‘Potomac Hospital’”.
Sentara is urging individuals that receive the call to hang up, do not give out personal information on the call, and contact their service provider with details about the call.
More on the reported scam, from a release:
The caller reportedly told the recipients a lower interest rate was available if personal information, like a credit card or social security number, was given. In the course of the investigation, it was determined the caller had used old exchanges from when Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center operated as Potomac Hospital. Sentara values our patients’ trust and are troubled that thieves would use our good name to commit fraud. Sentara does not call patients, or former patients, and ask for personal information.