Watch Out for Phone Scammers Posing as Hospital Employees

Friday, July 29, 2022

Our office has been notified of a recent surge in scam calls to North Carolinians. These scammers pose as hospital employees and attempt to steal personal information or money from unsuspecting patients and caregivers. Follow the tips below to protect your personal information and keep your hard-earned money safe.

  • Don’t rely on area codes or caller ID to determine if a caller is trustworthy. Scammers will often call with an area code that will look familiar to victims or match up with their phony backstory. Modern technology makes it possible for individuals to manipulate caller ID, fooling the system into displaying that the number belongs to a hospital.
  • Know that hospital officials will never call you to ask for sensitive information. Be wary of anyone asking for your Social Security number, bank account information, or financial details. When in doubt, hang up and contact the hospital directly to find out if they require any information or payment from you.
  • If you receive a suspicious call, notify the hospital and our office. If someone is impersonating hospital staff and attempting to defraud patients, report it to the hospital. They can issue a warning through their network, preventing scammers from successfully deceiving their victims. You should also report these phone scams to our office’s Consumer Protection Division at or 1-877-5-NO-SCAM.

This most recent wave of scams is a reminder to always be vigilant when speaking with unknown callers. By remembering these tips and sharing them with your friends and family, you can help curb the tide of hospital phone scams, keep your money in your pocket, and ensure that your personal information stays protected.


June 13, 2024

Seniors in Brunswick County, be on alert! A cunning scam known as the “jury duty scam” is making its rounds, ...

Beware of the “Jury Duty Scam” Targeting Seniors in Brunswick County

June 5, 2024

Commissioner Mike Causey cautions against fraudulent individuals posing as NC Department of Insurance (NCDOI) agents selling counterfeit policies. NCDOI does ...

Beware of Door-to-Door Scammers Posing as NC Department of Insurance Agents

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}
Register for Our Upcoming Event!

Age Like You Mean It!


Planning for the Second Half of Life

Our clients love our Zoom concierge meetings! We offer closed captions for the hearing impaired - both in meetings and in the webinar.

You're Not Alone Book Series

A new informational guide for those who have received an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis and their families.

10.0Helayne Levy Payne
Helayne Levy PayneReviewsout of 45 reviews