Thursday, 25 March 2021 16:35

FirstHealth warns community about Caller ID spoofing alert

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ROCKINGHAM — FirstHealth of the Carolinas is warning residents of Richmond County about a phone scam using “caller ID spoofing.” 

Several residents of the county have received phone calls that appear to be from a FirstHealth phone number, and scammers are alleging that they need to put money into a person’s financial accounts.  There have also been reports of the scammers trying to sell insurance on behalf of FirstHealth.  These calls appear to be cases of caller ID spoofing, when a scammer manipulates the caller ID feature to disguise their identity. 

Anyone who receives a call like this should hang up — do not share any personal information over the phone. Anyone who may have given any personal information to a similar caller should contact their bank and/or credit card companies. Anyone who believes they may be a victim of identity theft should also contact local law enforcement. 

Please be advised that FirstHealth does not deposit money into patient’s bank accounts. If you have a question about a FirstHealth bill, please call our patient accounts department at 910-715-1010 .