Scammers posing as UP Well being System asking sufferers for cash 

Jackie Drees – – |

UP Health System-Marquette, Michigan warns patients of a new “Caller ID spoofing” scam that uses the health system name to solicit patients’ money and / or personal information. This emerged from a report by the NBC member dated March 18 WLUC.

A third party is involved in the scam who gives the impression that a call is coming from UP Health System-Marquette and then tries to collect money or information for fraudulent purposes.

The health system said it was working to stop the program but said these types of fraud were difficult to trace. The health system said it would never call patients before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. and would never request personal information regarding credit scores over the phone.

Anyone who receives a suspicious call, email, or text message from someone claiming to be with UP Health System-Marquette should hang up and call the appropriate health care department to verify that the caller’s identity is valid is.

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