Beware of phone call scam

SPRINGFIELD - Springfield Medical Care Systems would like to alert the public that we have become aware of inappropriate calls being made by someone stating they are from Springfield Hospital, or a collection company attempting to handle collections on behalf of Springfield Hospital.

Officials advised that these calls are not originating from Springfield Hospital, nor are they representing the hospital or a collection company working on behalf of the hospital. The caller is requesting credit card information for immediate payment.

Springfield Hospital wishes to inform the public that the hospital does make phone calls during evening hours, however, if you do receive a call from Springfield Hospital, our callers should be able to provide you account numbers and other information as assurance that the person you are speaking with is, in fact, calling on behalf of Springfield Hospital.

In addition, if you have caller I.D. service, the text "SPFD Hospital" will appear in your telephone display window when the call is originating from Springfield Hospital.

If you have questions, information, or would like to report suspicious activity, contact the Springfield Police Department at 802-885-2113.

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