(Decatur, IL) — Someone is using Decatur Memorial Hospital’s phone number to try to scam people out of money. The hospital posted a warning on their Facebook Wednesday. The post said the callers have asked patients or caregivers for bank account and personal information. DMH says even though the calls appear to be from the hospital, it’s actually a scammer who is “spoofing” a DMH number.
Anyone who has received such a call, particularly those who have had no interaction with a department at a DMH facility, are encouraged to hang up. Those concerned the call may be legitimate, call DMH back using the main switchboard number 217-876-8121. Then ask the operator to be connected to a specific department.
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.