The Oracle Staff received an email this weekend from the Director of Public Relations at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Melahn Finley. It contained a press release warning about a phone scam being perpetrated in the Upper Cumberland Area. The full text of this press release is reproduced below.
Cookeville, Tenn. – Residents in the Upper Cumberland continue to receive phone calls as a result of phone scam intending to collect personal information.
Several weeks ago Cookeville Regional Medical Center was notified of a new phone scam affecting residents in the Upper Cumberland area. The scam is a caller claiming to be associated with Cookeville Regional Medical Center and reminding “patients” to refill their medications. This is their way of gaining access to personal information.
THESE PHONE CALLS ARE NOT
FROM COOKEVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER!
The phone number being used is listed as:
Anyone who receives a call like this is advised to hang up and not give any personal information. Never divulge personal information over the phone. Please share this information with your friends, family and other contacts.
Other hospitals in several other states have also been affected.