PEORIA — OSF HealthCare has been made aware of potential phone-scam activity making use of its caller identification.
Several OSF hospitals have received complaints from patients and caregivers saying they have received calls from what appears to be an OSF HealthCare caller ID. The callers have asked for bank account and personal information.
OSF HealthCare wants the public to be aware these calls are taking place. If you receive such a call, particularly if you have had no interaction with a department at an OSF HealthCare facility, hang up.
If you are concerned the call may be legitimate, call back the OSF location using the main switchboard number at that facility. Ask the operator to connect you to a specific department. Do not call the number provided during the original call.
Report the potential scam call to your local police department.